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The Office of Naval Research recently equipped Marines in Hawaii with special technology to help them sift through loads of data to find only the information they need for the battlefield. ONR officials partnered with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center and the 3rd Marine Regiment for the third annual Agile Bloodhound demonstration Nov. […]

Army to Shrink Robot Fleet

by Matt Cox on August 13, 2013

The U.S. Army plans to trash nearly half of its small robotic vehicle fleet and develop a new family of unmanned ground vehicles capable of multiple missions across services. Over the past 10 years of war, soldiers have come to rely on small, back-pack sized UGVs for searching cramped, shadowy caves and inspecting suspected enemy […]

The U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence recently hosted an international effort to see of allied militaries can control each other’s unmanned ground vehicles. Army officials at Fort Benning, Ga., held the first of these experiments in mid July, working with Germany and Turkey to begin developing uniform standards for controlling and operating UGVs in […]

Over the past dozen years advances in prosthetics have enabled some troops who have lost use of a hand or lower part of a leg to continue to serve; some airborne soldiers have retained their jump status because of strong and sophisticated prosthetics. But touch, feeling something coming into contact with the prosthesis, is something […]

The U.S. Army’s semi-annual network tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are spurring soldiers to adopt new tactics for the battlefield, officials said. The so-called Network Integration Evaluations give troops the opportunity to test new radios, smart phone-like devices, satellite communications networks, software and other gear in a combat-like environment, the officials said. They’re […]