Robotica by Zackary Canepari

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A so called 'Packbot" is used by the Navy's bomb detection unit during training to diffuse IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) durig a training exercise. The training facility,  located at Spawar (Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command) in San Diego, is meant to resemble a village in the Middle East. Spawar is a research and operations arm of the Navy. The Unmanned Systems Group at Spawar is developing autonomous vehicles for the military, which they think will revolutionise the way the military fights. The challenge is to develop autonomous vehicles sturdy enough to operate in environments where there are no roads.