LS3

Legged Squad Support Systems

The AlphaDog of legged robots carries heavy loads over rough terrain.
1.7 m
Height
590 kg
Weight
181 kg
Payload
Gas & Diesel Engines
Power
Hydraulic
Actuation
LiDAR, Stereo Vision
Perception
12
Joints

About LS3


LS3 was designed to go anywhere Marines and soldiers go on foot, helping carry their load. LS3 carries 182 kg of gear and enough fuel for a 32 km mission lasting 24 hours.  (In one test on flat terrain LS3 carried over 500 kg of payload.)  LS3 automatically follows its leader using computer vision, so it does not need a dedicated driver. It also travels to designated locations using terrain sensing, obstacle avoidance and GPS.

LS3 was funded by DARPA and the US Marine Corps. Boston Dynamics assembled an extraordinary team to develop the LS3, including engineers and scientists from Boston Dynamics, Carnegie Mellon, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bell Helicopter, AAI Corporation, and Woodward HRT.

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