That’s what it looks like at the beginning, but fret not. The alpha males in the army aren’t turning soft anytime soon with the uber-cute Bear robot. Bear is actually an acronym for “Battlefield Extraction Assist Robot”. The name itself is pretty self explanatory, as you have injured soldiers out in the field who can’t make it to a safe point on their own. Rather than risk the life of another human, why not send Bear out to recover the wounded comrade?
Of course, this will greatly detract from the heroic representations that we see in war movies, with one man defying all odds just to return a wounded or dying soldier back to base. I wonder whether the Bear could actually endanger the life of an injured soldier as he is being carried back – after all, it shouldn’t be too hard to target a relatively slow moving robot (those treads certainly won’t be able to handle urban warfare, stairs and all.
Source: Pocket Lint