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AUVSI 2015: Army looks towards the common robot

4th May 2015 - 20:47 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Atlanta

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After putting thousands of UGVs into the field throughout the conflict in Afghanistan, the US Army is now attempting to consolidate, standardise and move towards open software standards. 

Some 800 robots have been destroyed in combat, while thousands have been repaired and returned into action, which all represented a solider that was not killed or injured, according to Lt Col Lawrence Dring, the army’s programme manager for UGVs.

Dring told delegates at the Unmanned Systems exhibition in Atlanta that the realities of the conflict in Afghanistan had forced the army to field a myriad of UGVs quickly but now that …

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