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Under Google, robot maker reduces dependence on military funding

Boston Dynamics took $31 million in government funding last year, but this year it has had almost none

  • Google's LS-3 robot is put through its paces by Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, (left) and Pfc. Huberth Duarte of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, U.S. Marines, at Kahuku Training Area on Oahu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014.

  • Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann (front) and Pfc. Huberth Duarte ofIndia Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare to walk with the LS-3 robot through a grassy area at Kahuku Training Area on Oahu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014.

  • Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, maneuvers the LS-3 robot via the Tactical Remote Control (TRC) through a grassy area at Kahuku Training Area on Oahu, Hawaii, July 12, 2014

  • Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment leads the LS-3 through a grassy area at Kahuku Training Area, July 12, 2014.

  • A look at funding for Boston Dynamics from DOD sources in recent years.

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