Unmanned Systems, Drones, Robotics

Find the latest information about UAVs, drones, drone technology and robotics. This includes technological advancements in unmanned systems, the use of unmanned systems against the enemy and the U.S. and the use of robots in the military.

WATCH: Video Shows Army’s Robot Dog Throwing 35 lb Bricks

Contributor: Mike O'Brien
Posted: 3/5/2013

WATCH: Video Shows Army’s Robot Dog Throwing 35 lb Bricks - Mike O'Brien

He may just be a U.S. Serviceman’s best friend. Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a video of the robot BigDog picking up and hurling cinderblocks in an amazing show of strength. The video shows the beast using great balance to pick up the blocks in its jaws, before bending its neck and throwing the weights more than 17ft behind it. Full Article »

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Fielding the 'Grey Eagle', a UAV Asset

Posted: 12/14/2012

Fielding the 'Grey Eagle', a UAV Asset -

During a recent training exercise in the Mojave Desert, the U.S Army's UAV, the 'Grey Eagle' was put to the test. In this exclusive interview, LTC Edward Vedder, Commander, 1-1 ARB, 1CAB, 1ID, U.S. Army - examines the current and future demands, and various challenges of the billion dollar asset. LTC Vedder also highlights the advantages of having an organic UAS battalion to a Combat Aviation Brigade. Watch now... Full Video »

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Dull, Dirty and Dangerous Jobs: Why Ground & Water Robots Are Important Now - Marissa Alvord

What weapons can destroy unmanned systems? What tasks can ground and water robots carry out so humans don’t have to? Dr Bill Powers, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab answers these questions and more in this IDGA exclusive podcast. Dr Powers also discusses the funding and training challenges facing the development of ground and water robots in upcoming years and the increasing importance of autonomy. Listen up! Full Podcast »

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Posted: 12/13/2011


The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is a research, development, and acquisition agency within the Department of Defense, with a workforce including government civilians, military service members, and contractor personnel in multiple locations across the United States. The MDA’s mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. The following presents information from the MDA about the COBRA DANE upgrade. Full Whitepaper »

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