Israel Reveals Large Autonomous All-Terrain Robot
Engineering Newswire just reported on a new Israeli all-terrain autonomous and remotely operated military robot with interchangeable modules that can be adapted for various deployment scenarios. These machines are designed to carry supplies over rough terrain in support of troops on the move, but they can also be weaponized and operated in semi-autonomous military modes. Called the Pitbull, the Israeli newcomer is vaguely similar to an all-terrain vehicle, Crusher, designed and test at Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics group a few years ago. Original iterations of the Crusher had externally mounted sensors, much like the prototype Pitbull. We expect these will be internalized in future versions.