U.S. Army Tests Quadcopter Swarm-Launching Uncrewed Ground Vehicle For Clearing Mines

Groups of drones autonomously launching from uncrewed ground vehicles could well be part of the U.S. Army’s future toolkit for mine-clearing operations. Work on the project has been spearheaded by Fort Liberty’s 20th Engineer Brigade, part of the XVIII Airborne Read More …

Thailand: Songkhla power plant hit by explosions

Three loud explosions caused damage to the boiler of a biomass power plant located in Ban Plak Bo area. The Explosives Recovery and Inspection team from Southern Border Province Investigation Division has thoroughly inspected all areas inside and outside the power Read More …

Australia: Clearance divers put to the test

The robot’s video feed showed an innocuous-looking cardboard box, but from intelligence gathered, Chief Petty Officer Thomas Buchanan knew it was time to put on a bomb suit. Earlier that day, the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group headquarters Read More …

Massachusetts: Robotic police dog shot multiple times, helped avoid bloodshed

Roscoe, a robotic dog, is being thanked by state police in Massachusetts for helping avert a tragedy involving a person barricaded in a home. The robot dog was part of the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad and deployed on March Read More …

EOD technicians support US Army recruiting at robotics competition in West Virginia

Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians supported U.S. Army recruiters during a middle and high school robotics competition in Wheeling, West Virginia. Soldiers from the 754th Ordnance Company (EOD) demonstrated the tools of their profession to students at the Wheeling Robotics Competition. Read More …

ERDC supports integration of robotic and autonomous technologies

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) played a significant role in a recent event geared toward introducing innovative methods of protecting Soldiers during ground combat. The XVIII Airborne Corps and 20th Engineer Brigade organized and hosted the Read More …

Robot dogs protect lives through innovation

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — “These robot dogs not only have the potential to save Airmen’s lives, but they also serve as a reminder of how valuable your voice is, regardless of rank.” Master Sgt. Dominic Garcia, the emergency Read More …

B-Roll Sandhills Project: 20th Engineer Brigade and industry partners test autonomous breaching capabilities

The Sandhills Project is an experiment to deliver robotic, autonomized breaching solutions to large-scale combat operations, Fort Liberty, N.C., Dec. 14, 2023. Current conflicts indicate that US forces may encounter extensive obstacle efforts several kilometers in depth on future battlefields. Read More …

Can robot dogs programmed with AI find hidden explosive devices?

Forty programmers demonstrated how AI-enabled robotic dogs could carry out potentially dangerous tasks that would otherwise be undertaken by Army bomb disposal experts at the Defence AI Centre (DAIC) sponsored Hackathon on 7-9 November. The hackers worked in five teams Read More …

Best kept secret: BC RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit

Last summer, two male suspects entered a Saanich bank clad in full body armor and armed with semi-automatic SKS rifles. When officers arrived on scene, there was an armed robbery in progress and 22 innocent people were inside the bank. Read More …