(U.S. Army)The first applications for biohybrid robotics the team ared expected to focus on include legged platforms, similar to LLAMA, a research platform developed through the Army’s Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance. (U.S. Army)

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Sandra Erwin, editor of National Defense Magazine

Sandra Erwin: Can industry deliver on next generation of Army robotics?

No doubt about it. The Army has had success with robots in the last few years. For instance, robots have detected and disarmed roadside bombs. But you could characterize Army robotics as version 1.0. The next generation of robots must cost less. They’ve got to be more flexible and programmable. Easier to maintain. A big question is whether industry can deliver. Sandra Erwin, editor of National Defense magazine, joins the

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