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Robot dogs could be a useful addition to the United States border forces, according to The Verge.
The Department of Homeland Security has released new details of four-legged robot testing at the country’s southern border. It is reported that the tests were successful and work with this type of equipment will continue. The dates for the entry of mechanized “border guards” into service have not yet been announced.
“The southern border is a rather inhospitable place for both humans and animals, which is why the robot can be especially useful there,” the ministry said.
The four-legged machines are made by Ghost Robotics, a company that competes with the better-known Boston Dynamics (creators of the Spot robot). The most popular Ghost Robotics model, the Ghost Vision 60, is 76 cm tall, weighs 32 kg and can travel over 12 km in three hours on a single battery charge.
The robot can move autonomously or be controlled manually. It is equipped with a number of useful gadgets, including thermal imaging cameras and night vision cameras. In the past, Ghost Robotics has demonstrated prototype models equipped with weapons, although there is no information yet on whether testing of this type of “border guard” is underway.
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