Military Robotics

CMU Delivers Gladiator Robot to Marines

Posted 9 Aug 2005 at 15:43 UTC by steve Share This

Roland Piquepaille writes "Two years ago, I told you that the Gladiator Robot will join the Marine Corps. Now, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the six-wheeled combat robot, designed and developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), made its debut last week. This new U.S. unmanned fighting vehicle can fire machine guns, nonlethal sting balls or tear gas. It could be used for reconnaissance, surveillance and direct-fire missions. CMU will deliver six prototypes of the three-ton robots by 2007 to the Marine Corps, which could deploy about 200 Gladiator vehicles in combat zones around 2009 if the prototypes work as intended. Each Gladiator should cost between $300,000 and $400,000." For more details see Roland's blog. There is also an older Gladiator article.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

28 Nov 2015 mwaibel (Master)
25 Nov 2015 shimniok (Journeyer)
6 Nov 2015 wedesoft (Master)
26 Oct 2015 steve (Master)
20 Oct 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
9 Aug 2015 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 May 2015 spirit (Journeyer)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
Share this page