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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.




"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.


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