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Army Issues RFI for Semi-Autonomous Mechanical Robots

The U.S. Army is interested in acquiring up to 100 semi-autonomous mechanical robots, according to a request for information posted Thursday.

The robots would provide logistical support to squad-sized dismounted patrols that operate in various Army environments around the globe.

The Army wants to be able to operate the robots remotely in rough terrains and transport them in Boeing-made Chinook helicopters

The Army is requiring two systems be made available for testing 30 days after award and 10 systems available 60 days after award.

The Army’s requirements for the robots include:

  • Ability to pass through 36-inch doorways
  • Low noise signature
  • Travel at walking speed
  • Use standard military fuels
  • Payload of up to 500 lbs.

The Army will accept responses until 4:00 p.m. on March 2.

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