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Army Orders 1,100 Recon Scout XT ‘Throwbots’

From: Defense Media

ReconRobotics, Inc. announced Feb. 15 that it had been awarded a $13.9 million contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for 1,100 Recon Scout® XT micro-robot kits on behalf of the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. The largest order in the company’s history, it is also, in terms of the number of units, the largest micro-robot order ever issued by the U.S. Army. The company also announced two Rapid Equipping Force accessory orders totaling nearly $1 million. ReconRobotics plans to deliver the micro-robots and accessories by May 31, 2012.


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Stanford Creates “bird-like” Plane

Via Danger Room

Stanford University researchers have already figured out how to build a drone that can land on the side of a wall, perch there for a while, and then take back off into air again. The Pentagon would like to make its robotic aircraft even more bird-like. The military recently handed out a trio of contracts to design legs that will let these “micro air vehicles” hang onto a branch in high winds, and run around on the ground if need be. The question is whether these Pentagon-backed firms can top Stanford’s already-impressive results.

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