Of all of the amazing high-tech secret squirrel type stuff I saw at SOF Week this year, one of the most impressive things was a robotic dog. How do they save lives? Well, our medical personnel can practice on these extremely realistic animatronic canines and learn the best way to care for them in an emergency.
To learn more about how that works, read an article I wrote about training medics in canine care, here. You might be surprised to find out that if a dog is hurt in the field, chances are high that it will be cared for by the same doctors, nurses, and combat medics who take care of human warfighters. There just are not enough veterinarians in the service to go around.
In our SOFREP Pic of the Day, we see US Army Sgt 1st Class Dewey Ross carrying a presumably wounded robotic military working dog (MWD) to medical care during the Best Medic competition on November 30th, 2022, in Baumholder, Germany. The US Army photo was snapped by Ruediger Hess.