The US Army is establishing a robotics centre of excellence at Fort Benning in Georgia, Edwin Davis, deputy director of the service’s Maneuver Battle Lab (MBL), announced at the Xponential 2018 conference in Denver, Colorado.
Davis said Fort Benning was chosen in part for its proximity to other centres of excellence with supporting technologies.
In mid-July the base will hold industry days, and in October it will host a ‘Botober Fest’ for industry to showcase new and innovative technologies. The goal is to integrate robotics and autonomous systems into current and future combat teams. The MBL is looking for multidomain unmanned systems that can manoeuvre on the ground and in the air and water.
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