Army Looks for a few Good Robots, Sparks Industry Battle

PHYS.ORG, December 28, 2018 – The Army is looking for a few good robots. Not to fight—not yet, at least—but to help the men and women who do.

These robots aren’t taking up arms, but the companies making them have waged a different kind of battle. At stake is a contract worth almost half a billion dollars for 3,000 backpack-sized robots that can defuse bombs and scout enemy positions. Competition for the work has spilled over into Congress and federal court.

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