Cerberus Camera System Turns Military and Policing Dogs Into Cyborgs

Dog In Cerberus Harness (PHOTO CREDIT: Visual Engineering)
Dog In Cerberus Harness (PHOTO CREDIT: Visual Engineering)

Named for the mythical guardian of the underworld, the Cerberus camera system from Visual Engineering puts a second head on a military or police dog. On display at London’s Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition this week, Cerberus upgrades dogs of war into scouts and more.

The harness-mounted camera includes a microphone, and can be upgraded to include thermal imaging, high definition cameras, and an audio recorder. Normally flat against the dog’s back, that camera springs up when activated by a trainer, who controls it over an encrypted link from up to 1600 feet away, and can watch the video through a hand-held receiver. The whole system is battery-powered.

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SOURCE: Popular Science, Kelsey D. Atherton

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