The Marines are looking for a few good - robots

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Marines' 'Gladiators' of future is robotic mini-tanks

Associated Press
Feb. 11, 2005 08:55 AM

PITTSBURGH - The Marines are looking for a few good - robots. The Corps has signed a $26 million contract with Carnegie Mellon University and a Virginia defense contractor to build a robot mini-tank.

The 4-foot-tall Gladiator miniature tanks will be loaded with sensors and weapons.

Researchers say a Marine will be able to control the mini-tank from a safe distance with a 20-pound remote control unit. The Marines hope to have the first Gladiators in the field by 2007.
 
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