The four-legged Spot robot from Boston Dynamics takes an active part in the training of the French army. They are trying to figure out how so far unarmed robots can interact with people shoulder to shoulder.
What's the use of robots over there?
According to French media reports, Spot and several other robots can provide ground forces with information about the battlefield, which is otherwise problematic or too dangerous to obtain.
In addition to Spot, the robot ULTRO and Barakuda participated in the exercises, whose tasks included covering the fighters from fire and other targets associated with immediate danger.
There were some incidents: during one of the exercises, Spot's battery ran out and he had to be returned to the base. There is not much news in the world about the military use of robots, but Boston Dynamics is known to receive military funding. Most likely, this state of affairs is a matter of secrecy.