The dogs are called Vision 60 UGVs, or “autonomous unmanned ground vehicles” by their manufacturer: Ghost Robotics of Philadelphia
It touts their ability to operate in any terrain or environment while being adaptable to carrying an array of sensors and radios on, for a dog robot, a fairly simple platform.
“A core design principle for our legged robots is reduced mechanical complexity when compared to any other legged robots, and even traditional wheeled-tracked UGVs,” the company’s website says.
A Ghost Robotics Vision 60 unit operates with a US Air Force sergeant during an exercises at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
A Ghost Robotics Vision 60 unit operates with a US Air Force sergeant during an exercises at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.
By reducing complexity, we inherently increase durability, agility and endurance,” it says. “Our Q-UGVs are unstoppable.
” And in the US military of the future, they may be a vital component of what an Air Force release calls the “kill chain.”

“We are exploring how to use … _DBMS to link sensors to shooters across all battlespaces, at speed and under threat. Maturing these concepts and capabilities is necessary to fight and win in the information age:” Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations, said in an Air Force release.
“Our warfighters and combatant commands must fight at internet speeds to win,” said it Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown Jr.