Friday, August 05, 2005

Military Gladiator Robot Makes Its Debut

Carnegie Mellon University and BAE Systems demonstrated their new Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV).
The robot is 3 ton six-wheeled vehicle but able to fit inside a Humvee.

The vehicle has a vision system to feed a marine operator's visor.

This prototype version is equipt with smoke generating pipes, hand grenades and a turret that can be upgraded with machine gun or assault weapons.

This is the first of six prototypes that will be built by CMU and BAE Systems as part of a $26 million contract development contract. The marines may order a production run of 200 units once the tests are completed.

Military machine: Defense robot developed at CMU makes its debut


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