Ain't No Staircase High Enough To Keep MTGR from Getting to You

While grand-scale robotics programs like DARPA's Big Dog project may spark our sci-fi fancy, they're still years away from the front lines. This half-pint unmanned ground vehicle, however, will immediately start saving lives by acting as a Special Forces scout. » 10/18/12 4:00pm 10/18/12 4:00pm

This Unmanned Patroller Guards Israeli Borders for Days on End

Given Israel's precarious position within the Middle East, border security is of paramount importance. Problem is—it's also labor-intensive and really quite dangerous. That's why the IDF puts a fleet of autonomous off-roaders between its human forces and the front lines. » 9/14/12 11:30am 9/14/12 11:30am

Rip Saw UGV Tank Fast as a Motorcycle, Yours For Only $200,000

First introduced in 2005, the Rip Saw is about to hit the market with a $200,000 price tag. The custom-built UGV can hit 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, go 80 mph, and can maneuver over any surface or terrain a tank can. And the video is pretty good; watch as it drives through a barn as if it were the cardboard box your handset… » 11/17/07 4:46pm 11/17/07 4:46pm