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Homeland Security Evaluates Robot Dogs to Help Patrol Southern Border

One of the robot dogs that are being evaluated for use at the border. Photo: Ghost Robotics via CBP.

By Steve Neavling

Homeland Security is considering deploying robot dogs to help patrol the border with Mexico.

The autonomous, four-legged drones were tested on the field as part of what DHS said were “successful” trials, The Verge reports.

Built by Ghost Robotics, the quadrupedal robots can travel more than 7.5 mph, with the most popular model standing 2.5 feet high and weighing 70 pounds. 

DHS hopes the robots, which can be equipped with thermal and night vision cameras, can be used for surveillance. The idea is to reduce the risk to humans in areas with rugged terrain and extreme temperatures. 

“Don’t be surprised if in the future we see robot ‘Fido’ out in the field, walking side-by-side with CBP personnel,” the agency’s Science and Technology Directorate said this week in a written statement.

Border Patrol Agents Shot at Again While Patrolling Rio Grande Valley in Texas

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling

The FBI is investigating after Border Patrol agents patrolling in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas came under fire from the Mexican side of the border on Wednesday. 

It’s the same area where agents were shot at on Jan. 1, Townhall reports.

“On February 2, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m. CST, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents responded to a report of suspected migrants near Fronton, Texas,” CBP said in a statement. “Responding agents reported shots fired from Mexico. Texas Department of Public Safety, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, and additional agents responded to the location.”

In addition to the FBI, CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility is also investigating. 

According to Fox News national correspondent Bill Melugin, agents returned fire. 

No injuries were reported. 

In the same area on Jan. 1, a Border Patrol agent came under fire while arresting an undocumented migrant. A Border Patrol vehicle was struck with three bullets.