The Robotics University at Fort Leonard Wood, Training Area 211, is ready to field a new robot — the Man Transportation Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) — to be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy for multiple purposes, including explosive ordnance disposal and detection of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
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The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics Land Systems to produce the Small Multipurpose Equipment Transport, or S-MET, to lighten Soldiers’ loads by providing Infantry Brigade Combat Teams a robotic “mule” capability.
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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (ARFL) is developing space-based solar power transmission capability using high-efficiency solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, convert it to radio frequency, and beam it to earth. Continue reading “U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Developing Space Solar Power Beaming”
Less expensive, lighter and safer batteries are a vital need for warfighters; a new U.S. Army project may offer a solution. Continue reading “New Lithium Battery Design Could Mean Lighter, Safer Batteries for Soldiers”
The U.S. Army is now testing virtual-reality goggles that will allow Soldiers to rehearse combat missions that they are about to undertake. Continue reading “U.S. Army Testing New Goggles that Bring AI to Soldier training”
What does it take for a human to trust a robot? That is what U.S. Army researchers are uncovering in a new study into how humans and robots work together. Continue reading “When it Comes to Robots, Reliability May Matter More than Reasoning”
The U.S. Army successfully tested its ability to redirect munitions in flight Aug. 28 in an experiment over the Mohave Desert involving an unmanned aircraft, smart sensors and artificial intelligence. Continue reading “Smart Sensor Network Helps Redirect Missile”
Antibiotic resistance is a one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. U.S Army scientists have developed a new weapon to combat super-bugs, which could protect Soldiers and fight resistance. Continue reading “Engineered Viruses Could Protect Soldiers, Fight Antibiotic Resistance”
A U.S. Army research result brings the quantum internet a step closer. Such an internet could offer the military security, sensing and timekeeping capabilities not possible with traditional networking approaches. Continue reading “U.S. Army Project Brings Quantum Internet Closer to Reality”
Tomorrow’s battlefield won’t be limited to direct enemy fire. It’s expected to be a hyperactive environment of cyber and electronic warfare where warfighters are contested the minute they leave a start-point to the minute they arrive on the objective. As this activity increases, so does the risk. Continue reading “U.S. Army Demos Prototype Manned Fighting Vehicle Teamed with Robotic Combat Vehicle Platoon”