The iGlove enables a warfighter to easily command and control robotic devices through sensors and controllers built into a standard-issue glove (Image: TATRC)
BEAR is an all-terrain, search-and-rescue humanoid robot that can lift and carry up to 500 pounds, yet can grasp fragile objects without damaging them (Image: TATRC)
The U.S. Army is currently testing a robot designed to locate, lift and carry wounded soldiers out of harm’s way without risking additional lives. With feedback from its onboard sensors and cameras, the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (BEAR) can be remotely controlled through the use of a special M-4 rifle grip controller or by hand gestures using an AnthroTronix iGlove motion glove. This equipment would allow a soldier to direct BEAR to a wounded soldier and transport them to safety where they can be assessed by a combat medic.
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