The 10th Mountain Division of Fort Drum is testing a new robot assistant called the Grizzlies. It is assumed that the robot will become a vehicle for dragging ammunition, as well as transporting the wounded over rough terrain.
According to the WWNY-TV 7 news channel, the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army has begun to evaluate a new unmanned ground vehicle that can carry up to 1,000 pounds and is capable of providing mobile power generation for small infantry units.
"These guys are on a fairly rough terrain, in all weather conditions," said 1st Lieutenant Diego Alonso.
Four different models are being tested. The 10th Mountain Division will be the first to test them in a combat situation.
In the future, the robotic platform will be able to perform additional tasks, acting as carriers of weapons, small ambulances and much more.
Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army will continue to test prototypes until next summer.
Serial production of the robot assistant is planned for next year.