A Bot Named Grizzly Might Haul an Soldier’s Load for Him

Popular Mechanics | March 29, 2019

The modern soldier is overburdened, so defense researchers have been trying to invent new ways to lighten the load, such as wearable exoskeletons that shoulder some of the weight. Now, here comes the latest possible solution, a tracked robot designed to operate with Army ground forces, carrying important, heavy gear.
The Grizzly, developed by Textron Systems, could carry extra small arms ammunition, anti-tank weapons, mines, medical equipment, and other gear. Having a rugged robot carry this cargo could make ground forces more heavily armed but more agile on the battlefield.
Traditionally, infantry forces have been limited in the field to the equipment they can carry on their backs. In addition to their basic load of ammunition, food, medical and other supplies, soldiers needed to carry heavy equipment such as machine gun bullets, AT4 anti-tank rockets, and Javelin missile rounds on their own person.

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Across the construction industry, technology has shifted from a future ideal to a present necessity. Firms are under mounting pressure to deliver quality projects under tight budgets and timelines. This has led many firms to realize they must leverage technology as a means of survival in a fast-paced, competitive market. While 2018 may have been the start of the cultural overhaul required for construction contractors to benefit from technology, 2019 is the year that real change and business transformation can occur throughout the industry.

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Across the construction industry, technology has shifted from a future ideal to a present necessity. Firms are under mounting pressure to deliver quality projects under tight budgets and timelines. This has led many firms to realize they must leverage technology as a means of survival in a fast-paced, competitive market. While 2018 may have been the start of the cultural overhaul required for construction contractors to benefit from technology, 2019 is the year that real change and business transformation can occur throughout the industry.

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