RadioShack Replaced: America’s Full-Size Robots to Travel With Troops
In 2005 children’s toys were being used by American soldiers on the front lines, to help them look for roadside bombs. It would appear that someone took notice, because there has since been a flurry of activity on the robotic explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) front. The Man Transportable Robotic System program took off, and its military ground robots began making a difference long before protected MRAP vehicles began to arrive in numbers.
The Academy-award winning movie “The Hurt Locker” made bomb disposal famous, but the reality of it involves far more robots, and far fewer wearable bomb suits. MTRS robots are the larger, heavy duty options for Explosives Ordnance Disposal technicians, though smaller options are also in service. So, what exactly is the MTRS program?
MTRS: Why Send a Man to Do a Robot’s Job?
MTRS: Contracts and Key Events
Foster Miller QinetiQ North America
QinetiQ FY 2011 – 2012
QinetiQ FY 2009 – 2010
QinetiQ FY 2007 – 2008
QinetiQ FY 2003 – 2006
iRobot FY 2011 – 2012
iRobot FY 2009 – 2010
iRobot FY 2008
iRobot FY 2007
iRobot FY 2002 – 2006
MTRS’ Mini-Mes: MARCbot, BomBot & Dragon Runner
MTRS: Additional Readings & Sources
“MTRS Mini-Me” Robot Additional Readings & Sources
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