Tag Archives: military

Cyborg Beetles

The Pentagon have been dabbling in the field of robotics for some time now, and one of their newer projects is buzzing nearer completion. We’re talking about remote-controlled beetles that can be stirred in the right direction, but allowed to fly on their own. In the future, plans are to equip these insects with tiny… Read More »

Lockheed Martin exoskeleton: The Human Universal Load Carrier (HULC)

In the span of less than a year, exoskeletons have moved from science fiction to reality. In the last few months, several research and developments groups have unveiled working prototypes of exoskeletons. One example is the Sarcos exoskeleton designed for military use; another is Honda’s robotic legs recently announced; third, Cyberdyne’s HAL exoskeleton from Japan… Read More »

A multi-robot pursuit system for the US army

The US army’s desire to develop a multi-robot pursuit system paints a rather bleak future for humanity. After successfully organizing the GRAND and URBAN Challenges with the goal of developing technologies for autonomous driving military vehicles and sponsoring the development of remote-controlled robots for surveillance and also the detection and destruction of Improvised Explosive Devices… Read More »

The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircarft

The Navy has made its biggest investment yet in the field of robotic aircraft. The seafaring force of the United States military has placed a $1.16 billion dollar order with Northrop Grumman to develop the BAMS (Broad Area Maritime Surveillance) aircraft, an unmanned drone. Northrop Grumman will construct the BAMS fleet from the design of… Read More »

Samsung Techwin’s SGR-A1 robot sentry video

Last September, we mentioned South Korea’s plans to install several sentry robots along its border with North Korea due to the diminishing numbers of troops available to patrol the DMZ. The SGR-A1 robot is developed jointly by the Korea University and Samsung Techwin Co. The latter has released a promotional video showcasing the robot’s capabilities.… Read More »

South Korea’s SGR-A1 sentry robot to guard border with North Korea

The South Korean government announced today that they plan to deploy a new robot guard along their border with North Korea. The SGR-A1 developed jointly by Samsung Techwin Co. and Korea University along with two other institutions will be deployed along the border in late 2007 replacing some of the 650,000 South Korean troops. The… Read More »