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US Army continues pursuit of robotic technologies

4th April 2018 - 15:10 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The US Army continues to seek transition from several thousand unique robots to an enduring programme of record with a contract award for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of its Common Robotic System-Individual (CRS-I) programme.

The army is expecting to eventually field three different robots with a common chassis in different weight classes.

The three weight classes include the CRS-I which will be approximately 11kg (25lbs), the Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS II) standing at around 68Kg (150lbs) and the CRS Heavy at about 317Kg (700lbs), according to the US Army.  

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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