Most of the time, technology is on the cutting edge when it comes to military inventions. I do not really advocate inventions that have the purpose of killing, but I rather admire the technological side they bring. Moreover, these robots serve more to save people… In short, here is a list of robots that are worth a look.
MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System)
In close combat it’s probably the robot that I would not want to face to face. His weight is 370 pounds with all the weapons and gadgets on his back. His maximum speed is 11 km / h, but if the enemy is able to save himself, he may still be fired at a distance with his tracking system! It is also programmed to protect allied soldiers. It is equipped with an acoustic microphone and motion detectors. In addition, he has a siren to warn his allies or scare the enemy. He can move about 1 km from whoever controls him, and a tactical suit is designed for increased control. The turret on top of the robot is fully automated and other optional weapons can be added as a grenade launcher. Here is a video that I found.
Ripsaw MS-1 Ground Combat Vehicle
Here we talk about speed and robustness. Made by the company Howe & Howe This is a tank that you can control remotely and is the fastest in the world! It costs about $ 250,000 and it can come without or with weapons. It weighs nearly 4 tons and can go up to 105 km / h! It is equipped with a Duramax V8 that develops 750 HP. Of course, even if you can control it from a distance, you can drive it if you want. He does not have much more to say about this monster. I think this video says a lot!
AnBot : The Chinese Robocop
Here is a particular robot for its shape. Looks like a kind of R2D2 in Star Wars. He weighs 172 pounds. It is equipped with four HD cameras and it can move at a speed of 18 km / h. His main job is to help people get through a train station. He has been there since 2016 and can help passers-by in the resort. He answers questions and can scan people’s faces to identify them and send profiles directly to security. It was developed by National Defence and is also present at airports. It is also equipped with sensors that allow it to quickly detect changes in air quality and temperature. Less exciting than other sides fighting, but I think it’s a nice innovation for security in any context.
A must, Boston Dynamics
If you’re a robotics fan like me and you do not know Boston Dynamics, I don’t know where you’ve been hiding in the last few years, because this company is developing the most awesome robots likely to be future humanoid robots for combat or other applications! They have different models, some of whom walk on all fours and others who are biped. They started with combustion engines and now many of their models are electric. For more info, go see their website or just the panoply of videos on the web. Here is an interesting one that shows their robot Atlas that walks around and makes some manipulations. It can even come back on his feet if it falls!
So far, this is the robots that I wanted to introduce. Of course, if you’re curious like me, there is a lot of other prototypes that you can look for. I will redo posts of the genre with different types of robots. If you liked the article, you can read the others and comment, it’s always nice to read you! Do not forget to subscribe and share, to all our social networks, it helps us a lot to continue! See you in an other post!
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