On November 7, 2022, the Chinese-language Military Fans World channel on YouTube posted a video about a domestically-developed quadruped robot. According to the video, the robot was developed by the "58th Research Institute of China Ordnance Equipment Group," is equipped with optical and radar devices and with a 7.62mm machine gun and can be used on reconnaissance and combat missions in a variety of environments.
Reporter: "Take two more steps.
"This very cute piece of unmanned equipment you see next to me is brought to you by the 'The 58th Research Institute of China Ordinance Equipment Group.' It's a quadruped bionic robot that is being publicly showcased for the first time at this airshow.
"Let's take a closer look at it. The optical and radar devices in the front are its eyes. On top, it carries certain payloads, and currently, it is equipped with a 7.62 mm machine gun. Its onboard weapons can be changed according to mission requirements, it can also be equipped with devices such as radar for reconnaissance tasks, making it highly versatile.
"In actual combat, it plays the role of assisting and partnering with soldiers. It can carry out tasks such as firepower suppression, key point capture and control, and coordinated strikes in complex battlefield environments like buildings, jungles, and caves. It is very impressive."