AIMing for Automated Vehicles blog: U.S. DoD wants energy efficient robots; robots on parade
Realizing the cost of energy on the front lines, the U.S. Department of Defense is now making energy efficiency a priority for combat systems, including robotics, says Control Engineering blogger, Paul F. Grayson, in an Aug. 6 post. Also see how a robot nearly missed its parade float.
Realizing the cost of energy on the front lines, the U.S. Department of Defense is now making energy efficiency a priority for combat systems, including robotics, says Control Engineering blogger, Paul F. Grayson, in an Aug. 6 post.
Also hear Grayson's views on foraging for energy; robot club on parade and the robot that almost missed the float; robotic jobs for kids; and a 4-H gift shop.
Grayson leads American Industrial Magic (AIM), an organization working to save soldiers lives by making U.S. Army supply trucks driverless to help save lives. AIM is funded by donations from individuals like you who want to speed up the development of this life-saving technology. The blog looks over Grayson's shoulder and into the world of unmanned robotic vehicles: "see some of the things that I see, and puzzle over the problems of making vehicles driverless. Welcome to my world!"
Read more, and see photos: U.S. DoD wants energy efficient robots; robot almost misses parade.
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