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US Army looks to test bug-inspired robot able to assist soldiers

US Army testing new technologies that can be used by deployed soldiers to keep them safer, more aware on the battlefield
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 25, 2014 8:45 pm

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is working with robotic systems that provide a wide-field of vision that can improve 3D mapping and motion estimation for future technologies. Carnegie Mellon University is helping participate in the Micro-Autonomous Systems Technology Collaborative Technology Alliance (MASTCTA), with more partnerships in the works.

 

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"The upcoming tests are a small example of a much larger effort," said Brett Piekarski, Collaborative Alliance manager. "The university researchers across the consortium work with the Army researchers to come up with systems that can provide Soldier/robot teaming, and be transitioned to industry."

 

The US military wants increased collaboration from the private sector, in an effort to provide soldiers on the ground increased battlefield awareness.

NEWS SOURCES:Military1.com

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