Sarcos Defense today announced that the U.S. Navy has exercised a contractual option to expand testing, evaluation, and demonstrations of its Guardian DX teleoperated dexterous robotic system for Navy-specific tasks, with a focus on its maintenance, modernization, and sustainment requirements.
The contract expansion follows successful completion of the first phase of the Navy's Guardian DX contract. Sarcos Defense is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corp. The company said it develops robots to augment humans and enhance productivity and safety.
Sarcos has partnered with BEA Systems PLC to develop perception for the U.S. Air Force. It also recently agreed to a merger with special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Rotor Acquisition Corp. and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sarcos Guardian DX is the defense variant of its XT
The Guardian DX robot is the defense-specific variant of the Guardian XT. The highly dexterous mobile robot is itself is a variant of the award-winning Sarcos Guardian XO full-body, battery-powered industrial exoskeleton.
The Guardian DX robot is a teleoperated, dual-armed robot designed to perform tasks with human-like dexterity while keeping the operator at a safe distance in challenging and hazardous conditions, including at height.
Its modular design enables the Guardian DX robot to be mounted to a variety of mobile bases.
“Consistent with the Chief of Naval Operations’ readiness and modernization priorities announced earlier this year, we couldn’t be more proud to partner with the U.S. Navy to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance our nation’s readiness at sea,” stated Tom Jackson, president of Sarcos Defense. “The Navy’s exercise of this contract option is an important step in our efforts to commercialize the Guardian DX consistent with the Navy’s requirements.”
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