While DARPA refuses to continue financing the bigdog project due to its too noisy movement, which could thereby unmask the position of the detachment, the mechanical beast from Italy is likely to remain in service, because its scope is different. The HyQ2Max robot dog will be used in places of natural disasters (after earthquakes, floods, landslides and other similar cases) for search and rescue operations. The advantages of the robot are its legs, which allow you to move freely over rough terrain, like a mountain goat. And in the event of a fall and tipping over, HyQ2Max is able to rise again and continue on its way. The robot body is made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and lightweight fiberglass with Kevlar to protect more sensitive components placed inside the body. The rescue robot of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is not something essentially new in the field of such developments. However, according to the developers, in the future it is planned to turn HyQ2Max into a kind of “centaur”, equipping its forelimbs with the likeness of human hands for performing small remotely controlled manipulations.