Can a Japanese backpack robot be a surgical technician on the battlefield?

Can a Japanese backpack robot be a surgical technician on the battlefield? By: Kelsey Atherton     With a camera-containing head peering over the shoulder, the Fusion robot offers an intimate view of close-up tasks to a remote observer. (Keio Media Design)  An ever-present robot companion is the stuff of comic books and space operas. Supervillains and […]

Marine Corps to Expand Drone Arsenal

Marine Corps to Expand Drone Arsenal 8/24/2018 By Yasmin Tadjdeh A Marine releases a drone during training. Photo: Marine Corps The Marine Corps is investing money into a variety of new unmanned aerial vehicles, ranging from large systems that can be flown off of amphibious vessels to tiny quadcopters that can fit in the pockets of […]

Army to Field Robotic Truck Convoys By 2019

A Palletized Load System truck Photo: Oshkosh After a decade and a half of development, the Army has decided to forgo normal acquisition procedures and field leader-follower robotic truck convoys by 2019, a service official said Aug. 22. The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center will begin outfitting 50 to 70 Palletized Load System […]