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Robotics: Qinetiq’s Titan Comes From MAARS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


AUSA: Qinetiq’s aptly named Titan is a big robot, but don’t be afraid of it — yet. The company built it to compete for the Army’s Squad Maneuver Equipment Transport (S-MET) contract, so its main function is to haul backpacks, ammunition, water, and other heavy, bulky supplies for human infantry. That said, Qinetiq’s also looking at an armed variant, with weapons mounted on the Titan but remotely controlled by a human operator, inspired by Qinetiq’s earlier and much smaller MAARS (also on the video). If they ever install the artificial intelligence for the robot to pull the trigger on its own, then you can worry.

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