September 23, 2008

Army to Test MULE

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While spending our hard earned tax dollars, at least this time the military is thinking energy efficient. The U.S. Army is about to begin testing its MULE (Multipurpose Logistics Vehicle.) The Unmanned Ground Vehicle senses its environment, cars, people, and weapons. Built by Lockheed Martin, the UGV is controlled by GPS and a mapping system to plan its route. It runs on hybrid electric/diesel power and each of its six wheels contains its own electric hub motor.

Via Robot Magazine

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 23, 2008 8:30 PM
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