Land Platforms

Probot put through its paces with US Army

07 March 2017

Roboteam's Professional Robot (Probot) unmanned ground vehicle has undertaken trials with the US Army at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The company is pitching Probot as a potential solution for the army's Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) programme.

The trials represented the first time that the second generation Probot was put in the hands of the US Army. The main focus of the event was to evaluate how the systems would cope with a number of the SMET requirements, notably the ability to operate for a period of 72 hours, to carry a load of 454 kg, and to operate with a low acoustic signature, necessitating the use of an electrical propulsion system.

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