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Small UGV platforms for unattended sensors
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Paper Abstract

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown the importance of sensor and robotic technology as a force multiplier and a tool for moving soldiers out of harms way. Situations on the ground make soldiers easy targets for snipers and suicide bombers. Sensors and robotics technology reduces risk to soldiers and other personnel at checkpoints, in access areas and on convoy routes. Early user involvement in innovative and aggressive acquisition and development strategies are the key to moving sensor and robotic and associated technology into the hands of the user, the soldier on the ground. This paper discusses activity associated with rapid development of the robotics, sensors and our field experience with robotics in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5986, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks II, 59860E (26 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.634485
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Bill Smuda, U.S. Army TARDEC (United States)
Grant Gerhart, U.S. Army TARDEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5986:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks II
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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