China Unveils Machine Gun-Toting Robo-Dog for Military Use

China showcases robot dogs equipped with machine guns in a military exercise.

  • China showcases robot dogs equipped with machine guns in a military exercise.
  • Robo-dogs can plan routes, avoid obstacles, and shoot targets independently.
  • These robots are part of China’s strategy to boost military capabilities.

China has introduced a new military technology: robot dogs equipped with machine guns. Displayed during a military exercise with Cambodia, these remote-controlled robo-dogs can operate independently for two to four hours, performing actions like moving forward, backward, lying down, and jumping. They can also plan routes, approach targets, and avoid obstacles autonomously.

Made by the Chinese company Unitree, these robots range in price from $2,800 to $100,000. A 50 kg robot armed with a rifle was shown shooting at targets, highlighting its potential use in urban combat. These robo-dogs are part of China’s effort to enhance its military strength, as demonstrated in recent large-scale drills around Taiwan.