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Segway Robots Double As Sniper Targets

Marathon Robotics is helping train the Australian Defense Force by outfitting Segways with fake bodies in hoodies for snipers to practice on. The Rover system by Marathon applies state-of-the-art robotic technology to live-fire sniper training. This approach simultaneously improves realism … Continue reading

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Dragon Runner A Robot In A Backpack

Recently unveiled by UK’s Ministry of Defence is the Dragon Runner bomb disposal robot. Weighing only 14 pounds, it can move up to 5 miles an hour and can also climb stairs and open doors¬† This lightweight robot is meant … Continue reading

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Boeing Hummingbird Starts Production

An initial five A160T Hummingbirds are being produced now, with another 16 slated for the next 18 months in hopes to win a military contract. The robotic helicopters would be used to re supply troops in dangerous areas like Afghanistan. … Continue reading

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A Bigger BigDog

Boston Dynamics, makers of the BigDog robot have won another contract worth $32 million from DARPA to make an LS3 or Legged Squad Support System. Each LS3 will carry up to 400 pounds and run for 20 miles or 24 … Continue reading

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RQ-4 Global Hawk Deployed To Haiti

A RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV (Unmanned Ariel Vehicle) was on the way to Afghanistan and has been re-routed to Haiti.¬† The Global Hawk is a surveillance aircraft capable of covering up to 40,000 miles a day. This drone will provide … Continue reading

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