Robotic Dog Lauded for Saving Lives After Taking Gunfire in Massachusetts

Robotic Dog Lauded for Saving Lives After Taking Gunfire in Massachusetts


A Boston Dynamics robotic dog is being lauded for saving lives after taking gunfire from a suspect holed up in a Barnstable, Massachusetts, home.

The Associated Press noted that the Massachusetts State Police deployed and controlled the robotic dog, named Roscoe, on March 6 after the suspect had opened fire on the officers. Roscoe cleared two levels of the Barnstable home before locating the suspect, who was hiding after a 911 call about a person holding someone at knifepoint, in the basement.

The suspect allegedly “twice knocked over the robotic dog before shooting it three times and disabling its communication.”

Police then deployed tear gas and apprehended the suspect, whom NBC 10 identified as 30-year-old Justin Moreira, who allegedly fired more than 30 shots while

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