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BEAR Robot Can Pick Up And Rescue Soldiers

By: Nisara - Published: Jun 10, 2007 • References: spluch.blogspot
The US army is developing a robot that can rescue wounded soldiers on a battlefield. The remote-controlled robot is called Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (Bear). Its capability will be travel over bumpy terrain while carrying a wounded soldier in its arms. The prototype can lift more than 135kg (300lb) with one arm and climb stairs while holding a human-sized dummy. The robot's face looks like a teddy bear with and ears and big eyes. It is expected to be ready for a field test within five years.