You may surely remember the robot mule from Boston Dynamics also known as Big Dog (see the video below).
First we invite you to check out an interview conducted by Sander Olson with Marc Raibert, MIT professor and Boston Dynamics founder.
Then, great news for this company that has just won a 32 million dollar contract with DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop on the Darpa LS3 (Legged Squad Support System) program, an improved version of the four legged Big Dog, capable of walking 20 miles (32 kilometers) without recharging and carrying 400 pounds (181 kg).
The LS3 is a collaborative program between DARPA and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Video of Big Dog from Boston Dynamics: