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Ridgewood NJ, Images of Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot alongside French soldiers during military exercises were shared on Twitter recently by France’s foremost military school. The robots were being tested by students of the school to assess the usefulness of the robots in future battlefields. Boston Dynamics forbids the use of its Spot robot for harm or intimidation.
During the two-day deployment, Ouest-France says soldiers ran a number of scenarios, including an offensive action capturing a crossroads, defensive actions during night and day, and an urban combat test. Each scenario was performed using just humans and then using humans and robots together to see what difference the machines made.