10 Ground Robots in Development and Testing for Military Applications

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'Biohybrid' legged robots to use organic muscles

​DEVCOM is also working with Duke University and the University of North Carolina on “high-risk studies in biohybrid robotics.” The idea is to build robots that use living muscle tissue to keep up with human soldiers and be less reliant on conventional fuel supplies. The Army’s Legged Locomotion and Movement Adaptation (LLAMA) research platform and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Legged Squad Support System (LS3) are being considered for this technologies. Legged robots currently consume more energy than wheeled models, so increasing their endurance is key to their military usefulness.

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1. U.S. Army develops resilient teaming

2. 'Biohybrid' legged robots to use organic muscles

3. FLIR receives orders for Centaur ground robots

4. Rheinmetall provides defense systems to the U.K., Hungary

5. Light RCVs from QinetiQ in live-fire trials

6. Milrem THeMIS supports Estonian troops in test

7. IDF Jaguars integrate COMBATT 6T batteries

8. Russia assigns Uran-9 combat vehicles to first military unit

9. French army tests Boston Dynamics' Spot robot

10. U.S. Air Force to test Ghost Robotics quadruped

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