US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment test out a variety of unbelievable futuristic new combat-focused military robots. See the MAARS, MUUT, PD-100, Instant Eye & PGI Phantom military combat robots developed by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in action! Meet the lineup below!
The Multipurpose Unmanned Tactical Transport (MUTT) – a tethered unmanned vehicle designed to follow human movement. It will be used to carry supplies and perform a wide range of possible missions for mobile forces. The machine measures up to a massive 54-inches wide five-feet long. It weighs 750-pounds and can will be able to carry a high-powered firearm of it’s own. The four-wheeled amphibious unmanned vehicle was engineered to help dismounted infantry units.
The PD-100 Black Hornet Nano – a military micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The unit measures in at approximatley 4 × 1 in. It provides troops on the ground with local situational awareness. They are small enough to fit in one hand and weigh just over half an ounce.
The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) – a robot that is being developed by Qinetiq. It is a proud member of the TALON family and will be the successor to the armed SWORDS robot. The SWORDS robot is a remotely operated vehicle designed for missions ranging from reconnaissance to combat. The MAARS has a different, larger chassis than the SWORDS robot, and will make other minor improvements over the SWORDS.
See these amazing robots, a few “guest stars” in action below!