09.10.20

US Army gives AR goggles to war dogs

AR Goggles Dogs
US Army dogs could be guided by augmented reality with custom fit goggles. - Photo credit: Command Sight, Inc.

The US Army is trialling augmented reality goggles for its combat dogs to allow the dogs to receive orders remotely.

US army dogs are often used as explosive scouts, searching for potential hazards with instructions from their handlers, operating at a short distance from the dogs, using hand signals or laser pointers to instruct the animals. 

The goggles, developed by US company Command Sight, could allow dogs to see visual indicators that they are trained to follow, directing the dogs to a specific location of interest. The handler would be able to view what the dog can see through a remote video feed.