Google’s “BigDog” robot, officially known as the ‘Legged Squad Support System’, is being tested in its first live military trial with Marines in Hawaii. This robotic mule can walk and run over rugged terrain, while following a soldier while carrying 400lbs of their kit and weapons.

According to Huberth Duarte, an infantryman with India Co., 3/3, and an operator for the LS3, “The controls are simple to learn and have joysticks – feels like playing Call of Duty. Putting the LS3 in the hands of young Marines is vital to the development of the program, said Ben Spies, a contractor with Boston Dynamics observing the AWE.”