It was designed to carry at least 400 pounds of supplies and be able to follow Marines through rugged terrain that regular vehicles wouldn’t be able to traverse, like a robotic pack mule.
But the military has admitted that it probably wouldn’t see the front lines any time soon. It’s too loud.
Both robots also would’ve been difficult for Marines to easily fix in the field if something went wrong. The robo-dogs are now in storage, and without another contract from the government, it’s likely that we won’t be seeing these robots aiding the military anytime soon.
On the other hand, it sure would be a great psychological warfare device. It would be very unsettling to watch that thing approach your position.
I wonder how it would survive a .308 round or two?