US Army is developing AR goggles for DOGS to help them search areas for ...

US Army is developing AR goggles for DOGS to help them search areas for explosives, allowing soldiers to keep a safe distance form war zones The US Army is working to provide its bomb sniffing dogs with AR goggles This allows handlers to provide directions to the dog without being in harms way Indicators appear for dogs to follow and soldiers can see what it sees

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Published: 22:46 BST, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 22:46 BST, 7 October 2020

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Dogs have been helping soldiers on the battlefield for decades and now they are about to receive an upgrade.

The US Army is giving its canine force augmented reality goggles that allow the handler to give specific directional commands while keeping a safe distance from the war zone.

The device has been customized to fit each dog that displays indicators in for them to follow and the handler can see everything in the animal's view.

The Seattle-based firm called Command Sight has designed a wired prototype, but is set to build a wireless version in the next phase of development.

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The US Army is giving its canine force augmented reality goggles that allow the handler to give specific directional commands while keeping a safe distance from the war zone

The US Army is giving its canine force augmented reality goggles that allow the handler to give specific directional commands while keeping a safe distance from the war zone

Dr. Stephen Lee, senior scientist at the US Army Research Office, said: 'Augmented reality works differently for dogs than for humans.'

'AR will be used to provide dogs with commands and cues; it's not for the dog to interact with it like a human does. This new technology offers us a critical tool to better communicate with military working dogs.'

Command Sight is working with the Army in developing the googles, which are currently in the prototype stage.

The device is currently wired, while a dog is on a leash, but the next phase will see a wireless version.

The device has been customized to fit each dog that displays indicators in for them to follow and the handler can see everything in the animal's view

The device has been customized to fit each dog that displays indicators in for them to follow and the handler can see everything in the animal's view

Dr. A.J. Peper,

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