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Robot dog helps handlers practice for battlefield injuries | Marine Corps Times
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Robot dog helps handlers practice for battlefield injuries | Marine Corps Times

A pooch-like robot to help canine handlers practice medical procedures was used recently by Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command, for the first time.

The dog robot, used at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, was one of two prototypes developed to improve dog handler training and medical capabilities, and confidently prepare them for possible injuries downrange, according to a Marine news article.

“Our handlers are the first line of aid for their dogs when deployed, secondary to special amphibious reconnaissance corpsmen,” a MARSOC East force veterinarian said in the article.

Source: Robot dog helps handlers practice for battlefield injuries | Marine Corps Times