The military is developing snakelike tentacle robots to manipulate IEDs and take part in search and rescue missions. Cobra Commander would be pleased.
Italian Ministry of Defense orders remote controlled machine gun turrets, gunners aim and fire from within vehicle using a flat panel display and joystick.
Boeing test-markets a directed-energy device for ordnance disposal, set on a mobile platform traditionally used for anti-aircraft missions.
Get out the Raid! This fabrication method allows for myriad small, insect-like robots to be assembled in sheets.
The U.S. Army hosts a robotics showscase and challenges the industry to develop more robots to fill combat needs.
Oshkosh shows off a new unmanned ground vehicle, the Oshkosh TerraMax, in Fort Hood, Texas. The new electronics system provides a drive-by-wire capability, which allows intelligent computer control of steering, acceleration, braking and transmission.
iRobot will unveil two new robot cleaners at CES this week--the floor-washing Scooba 230 to fit in tighter spaces and the vacumming Roomba 700 series to pick up finer particles.
Aerial surveillance and counter-IED systems dominate the Army's top 10 list of gear that serves to protect soldiers.
Oak Ridge labs is developing a "mesofluidic" hydraulic hand that can double the pinch strength of your fingers. Applications include remote disarming of explosives.
Two of the military branch's top inventions for 2007, SPARK and HEAT are designed to help protect troops traveling in a combat zone.