Robotics

March 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

March 2008
By Rita Boland

 
The Crusher unmanned ground combat vehicle (UGCV) performs during a field test. When raised, the long mast enables surveillance capabilities.
Organization focuses on building and testing prototypes quickly and including program sponsors earlier in the process.

March 2008
By Henry S. Kenyon

May 2004
By Robert K. Ackerman

 

A cluster of robots races across the desert in this artists’concept from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The ability of robots to operate autonomously in diverse conditions will rely on advances in perception capabilities, according to a National Research Council report.

Seeing is believing if robots are to perform up to par.

May 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

The RoboLobster prototype is about two feet long, has eight legs and weighs about seven pounds on land.

Researchers learn lessons from nature.

May 2004
By Maryann Lawlor

 

The Red Team’s vehicle traveled 7.4 miles, veered off course and was wedged on an obstacle.

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