I know you guys might have forgotten to get your favorite robotic horse a gift today, but this is International Creepy Robotic Boston Dynamics Robotic Horse Day, and it’s important to get out there and celebrate the magic of the creepy robotic horse.
This new Boston Dymanics robot, the Legged Squad Support System, is a new robot based on Big Dog designed to support squads in the field as they roll through enemy territory. This horsey can carry 400 pounds of payload and travel 20 miles on one charge. It also follows its human master around without the need for external controls.
The important thing here? This monster looks entirely untethered, and if I were coming up against a squad assisted by a creepy robotic horse, I’d probably run the opposite direction. As it stands, however, these creepy robotic horses deserve our praise and admiration if only because they’re so freaking cool.