The US Department of Homeland Security reported that its Office of Science and Technology is currently working on the use of four-legged robotic dogs on the southern border of the country. Robots dogs will be a suitable solution for those sections of the border where any danger may threaten personnel.
The department’s partner in this project is the Philadelphia company Ghost Robotics. This manufacturer is known for its interest in military and even armed robots – despite negotiations with the DARPA agency, Boston Dynamics has not crossed this line. According to the official version, the tasks of the border robots will be limited to patrolling. Cars can be controlled remotely or move offline.
It is emphasized that there is no data regarding the equipping of these robots dogs with any weapons. A spokesman for Ghost Robotics said the company is proud to work with the US government, but is “agnostic” about the future of the machines. The manufacturer develops machines, sells them to the military and is not interested in what modifications the customer makes after that.
The ministry, in turn, has not yet specified the timing of the deployment of border robots dogs, but said that field trials have already started. The machines are tested both in open spaces and in building models. Armament is not yet used on them – only night