5 Military Robots of the Future

5 Military Robots of the Future

The growth and advancement in technology are high. The use of Artificial Intelligence in defense has increased a lot and it is the need of the hour. We have rounded up the 5 Military Robots of the Future in this article.

Atlas

Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots. Its’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace.  Its’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint.  

The Atlas hardware takes advantage of 3D printing to save weight and space, resulting in a remarkable compact robot with high strength-to-weight ratio and a dramatically large workspace.  Stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors give Atlas the ability to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain.  Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over. 

Avatar III Security Robots

Security personnel can use Avatar III Security Robots to inspect multiple incidents, conduct simultaneous patrols, and communicate remotely with subjects of interest.

Avatar III Security Robots can significantly augment your existing security capabilities. Robots stationed around an area can be activated at a moment’s notice to inspect a situation of interest – significantly reducing incident response times in the process.

Avatar III Security Robots can be used hundreds of miles away from a central Security Operations Center – they run through your existing Wi-Fi network and recharge at remote docking stations that plug into existing power outlets.

5 Military Robots of the Future
5 Military Robots of the Future

Wireless, real-time video and two-way audio feeds allow the robot to act as a mobile camera platform, public announcement system, and remote communication tool.

Stair climbing ability, built-in IR night vision, and dock-connector charging work to ensure the full range of movement for robot security patrols. The robot’s rugged track system also works almost anywhere – carpets, wet floors, rugged outdoor terrain, slick concrete.

CRACUNS

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can stay on station beneath the water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of missions. The Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System (CRACUNS) is a submersible UAV that can be launched from a fixed position underwater, or from an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The most innovative feature of CRACUNS is that it can remain at and launch from a significant depth without needing structural metal parts or machined surfaces.

Spartacus

Developed in partnership with Bobcat Company, the Spartacus robot comes in a number of variants ranging in weight from 5,000lbs to 12,500lbs.

5 Military Robots of the Future
5 Military Robots of the Future

The smallest in the Spartacus line is the robotic Bobcat T-110 diesel powered skid steer loader, which, as an example, can be equipped with mine rollers and command wire rakes designed to seek out buried munitions and command wires, as widely used by the US Army in Afghanistan. Bobcat has over 80 tools for their loaders, making Spartacus a highly versatile family of robots.

All Bobcat loaders with SJC (Selectable Joystick Controls) – from the T-110 to the largest T-870 – can be equipped with QinetiQ’s Robotic Appliqué Kit. Flexible radio options give operators an array of frequency solutions.

RiSE

Another robot out of Boston Robotics can save soldiers from having to climb perilous heights. RISE is an insect-like climbing robot that uses micro-clawed feet to nimbly scale textured surfaces, such as walls, fences, and trees.

Unlike RiSE V1 and RiSE V2 this newer version adopts a quadrupedal configuration, and was designed by Boston Dynamics, with input from the RiSE Project consortium.

5 Military Robots of the Future

RiSE V3 uses brushless DC motors that increase power density. Coupled with a dramatically different leg mechanism and unique gaited behavior, this robot exhibits rapid climbing (upwards of 22 cm/s) up a vertical surface such as a telephone pole.

Ongoing work will study locomotion on horizontal terrain, as well as climbing on a wide variety of surfaces.

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