Massachusetts police robot dog prevents casualties (includes video story)

Massachusetts State Police’s Roscoe, a four-legged robotic dog, was shot multiple times during a standoff at a Cape Cod home on March 6. Despite the damage, Roscoe is playing a crucial role in providing information to law enforcement. 

The incident highlights how advanced tools like robotic dogs can protect human and animal lives by reducing casualties during situations involving potential gunfire. The damaged robot was sent back to its manufacturer, Boston Dynamics, for repairs and research funded by the Department of Homeland Security. 

“In this case, a robotic dog went down there first and took the rounds that could have been meant for somebody else,” emphasized Massachusetts state trooper John Ragosa.

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