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Noisy Robotic Mule Sidelined by Marines

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A robotic mule called AlphaDog won't be part of the few, the proud, the Marines, anytime soon. As it turns out, the robot is too loud, and is being sidelined. The LS3, or Legged Squad Support System, became widely known through a viral video showing the hulking, noisy robot lumbering through the woods, loaded with gear. Boston Dynamics, the company owned by Google's parent, Alphabet, Incorporated, built the robot of burden. It was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects...

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