Russian Military Convention Flaunts Rocket-Launching Robot Dog

Russian Military Convention Flaunts Rocket-Launching Robot Dog

The Russian military flaunts its rocket-launching robot dog at the Army-2022 forum. Designed by Russians, the so-called M-81 robotic complex is capable of shooting and transporting weapons.

Purpose of the Rocket-Launching Robot Dog

Any person would think that this rocket-launching robot dog will be used in war. The robot which resembles a dog belongs to the Intellect Machine JSC. This Russian engineering company specialises in artificial intelligence (AI), armaments, and robotics. They created the M-81 robotic complex for military use.

Additionally, the robotic dog can serve in the emergency zone for surveillance, passing through rubbles, and delivering medicines. It can be likewise utilized for combat missions as it can aim fire, targets order, perform patrolling and security, and dispatch weapons and ammunition.

The robotic dog’s features have their own existing technical appearance to accomplish the assigned tasks. They perform using bionics, involving principles, structures, and mechanical distinction of the animal world. This is the main reason why the robot looks like a dog. Intellect Machine JSC plans to establish the manufacture of such machines in Russia.

Rocket-Launching Robot Dog, Made From China?

It’s noticeable that the robot dog is clad in a ninja-like outfit. It could be that they want to conceal the true origin of the robot, which is China. The machine is called Go1 robot dog and came from Unitree, a Chinese company. Currently, the robotic canine sells for $2,700 and is epitomised as the equal version of Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robots.

This isn’t the first time that the idea of placing a weapon on a Go1 robot was done. In fact,  a person in Russia tried to strap a machine gun on the robot dog and filmed it, at the same time, as it fires the gun. Last month, the said video went viral on social media, which demonstrates an alarming military potential for sovereign ground-based robots.

US Local Defense Companies Also Experiments with Robot Dogs

The US will not be left behind when it comes to testing robot dogs. As a matter of fact, S.W.O.R.D. International and Ghost Robotics published photos on social media of a four-legged robot equipped with a large sniper rifle last year. However, the company doesn’t plan to deploy and use the machine autonomously. Human soldiers are the ones to operate them remotely while in the field.

“If we can use this system on any unmanned platform to interrogate these dangerous areas in conjunction with troops on the ground, warfighters will have a better chance of returning home to their families,” according to the company.

 

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