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Mobile robots: big benefits for US military

Joanne Pransky (US Associate Editor for Industrial Robot and is based with Sankyo Robotics, 1001‐D‐Broken Sound Parkway NW, Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. E‐mail:

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 April 1997



Describes two types of mobile robots designed for the US military. One is the mobile detection assessment response system (MDARS), which is an automated robotic security and inventory system capable of patrolling interior and exterior warehouses and storage sites for the Department of Defense. The other is the spiral track autonomous robot (STAR), a multi‐terrain military vehicle used to reduce risk to military personnel and equipment. Both autonomous robots allow the US military to decrease unsecured threats and to increase savings which arise from the prevention of expensive hardware loss.



Pransky, J. (1997), "Mobile robots: big benefits for US military", Industrial Robot, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 126-130.




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