Photos: Building an army of robots

Photos: Building an army of robots

Summary: DARPA and Carnegie Mellon University unveil Crusher--a new vehicle in the growing military fleet of robots on wheels.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • Stryker

    Already in action with human drivers, the U.S. Army's Stryker is being testing with robots at the wheel. Recently, over a 100 mile winding test course, a driverless Stryker averaged 22 mph and hit a top speed of 40 mph. The robot Stryker is expected to see action in 2010.

  • R-Gator

    iRobot, the company that makes the Roomba and Scooba robotic floor cleaners, and John Deare teamed on R-Gator, which is designed to be a scout, perimeter guard, ammo carrier and more for soldiers in a combat zone.

  • PackBot

    The PackBot from iRobot can climb stairs and carry a camera on its arm. The robot is already being used in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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