Robot dogs are gaining popularity in more than one department. French soldiers are using robot dogs in combat exercises, while the University of California is beginning to expand their usage for seeing eye dogs. The French soldiers used these dogs on a two day reconnaissance training exercise, once without the dogs, and once with the robot dogs. Although the results were mixed, they do plan to continue training with the dogs. In California, they are having far better results. This specific dog has mapping capabilities and successfully is able to guide a blindfolded person out of confined spaces without hassle!