The US Army has come up with something called "augmented reality goggles" - for dogs. Combat dogs to be exact.The technology, made by a firm called Command Sight, enables these brave canines to scout ahead for explosives and other hazards, but need instructions.
The goggles let their handlers direct them, safely out of harm's way. In current combat deployments, soldiers usually direct their animals with hand signals or laser pointers - both of which require the handler to be close by. That will no longer be the case if the prototype AR goggles are widely adopted.
Inside the goggles, the dogs can see a visual indicator that they can be trained to follow, directing them to a specific spot. The handler, meanwhile, can see what the dog sees through a remote video feed.