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Every day brings new headlines of the warfighting capabilities of drones patrolling the skies over Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and any number of places where strife continues. From scrubbing barnacles off aircraft carriers to spying on bad guys from the clouds, this new class of autonomous military robot could Nike Factory see action on or near the battlefield in the coming year.

This spherical, 54 pound bot rolls across land, mud, rocks and water with a spy camera hidden inside its fiberglass shell. An internal pendulum keeps the two cameras stabilized as the shell rotates and provides motion.

Connecticut based American Unmanned Systems initially designed Guardbot to rove across the Martian surface for a European Space Agency mission that was later scrubbed, so president Peter Muhlrad switched to military and commercial applications, mainly guard and reconnaissance duty. It was also deployed recently by a Mexican television network during a live soccer Nike Factory match at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. An aquarium in Florida is also interested in using Guardbot to interact with its dolphins. American Unmanned Systems
This 113 foot flexible airship drone “wiggles like a snake” when faced with strong winds, rather than being tossed around like a balloon, said Dan Erdberg, director of business development for World Surveillance Group Inc., based at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. That means it can hover in at 10,000 to 15,000 feet above a target with minimal effort.

The helium filled composite material bags are covered with an outer layer of ripstop nylon. Argus One also has a stealthy, almost zero radar footprint, making it nearly invisible while supporting a platform of high resolution spy cameras or other remote sensing devices, Erdberg said.

“This could dwell over an area for a long time, if it sees people you could send in one with arms,” he said.

As any boat owner knows, scraping barnacles is the bane of a sailor’s existence. But for the Navy, “marine bio fouling” of sea grasses, barnacle colonies and tube warms costs taxpayers an estimated $1 billion a year.

That’s because ships coated with this biological material travel mor Nike Factory e slowly through the water, and so their engines burn more fuel. Sea Robotics “Hull Bug” crawls across the ship’s hull cleaning bio junk without using harsh copper based chemicals that can damage the marine environment.

Sea Robotics President Don Darling says the device sticks to the hull using a special negative pressure device, and cleans with spinning rotor brushes.

At configurations up to 500 pounds, the new Warrior 710 is significantly bigger and brawnier than previous models and can pick up a 220 pound object within six feet, according to Tim Trainer, vice president operations for iRobot’s government and industrial robots division. The Warrior 710 climbs stairs and slopes up to a 45 degree angle, rolls over rocks and can carry 150 pounds.

It’s Nike Factory designed for IED disposal and clearing buildings.

The Samarai Flyer weighs less than half a pound and is 16 inches long ideal for stuffing in a backpack and launching by hand.

It can take off from the ground with its mini spy camera or possibly an armament package. It’s mechanically simple with only two moving parts, and was built using 3 D printing technology for its maiden public flight in August. Check out video here.

Bill Borgia, leader of Lockheed Martin’s intelligent robotics laboratory, says the camera spins at the same rate as the body, but special stop motion video software cancels out the rotation and allows the operator to get a steady stream of images.

“You could take this out of your backpack, throw it like a boomerang and see around a corner of a building or over outside a window and see if there are any bad guys inside,” Borgia said.

The biggest engineering challenge is to boost the Samarai Flyer’s endurance, according to Borgia.

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The six foot tall, 75 pound prototype combines telepresence and robotics to eventually allow disabled police officers and military personal to serve as patrol officers. Built from scratch, Telebot functions via an Oculus Rift headset, a motion tracking vest, arm bands and gloves all worn by a remote person. The headset gives that person a live feed of the robot’s field of vision while the vest relays movements to the robot. The motion sensing gloves control robot’s hands.