Roboteam, a global provider of tactical ground robotic systems and controllers for defense, law enforcement and public safety missions, has launched full-scale production and initial delivery of 40 second generation Probot platforms for two U.S. government agencies and one allied government agency.
The new orders include the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The second generation Probot is an advanced version of the company’s original logistical carrier, the Probot.
(Second generation Probot also Included in down-select for phase I of U.S. Army SMET Program. Courtesy of Roboteam and YouTube)
The updated IOP compliant platform has increased “silent” run-time of up to 72 hours and an onboard generator, which charges the batteries while in motion and allows the warfighter near limitless mileage.
The platform was selected for Phase I testing for the U.S. Army Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport (SMET) program in September at Fort Benning, Georgia.
“Our newest Probot is designed by veteran warfighters, for the modern-day warfighter,” said The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Chairman of the Board at Roboteam and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
“The second generation Probot is the most sophisticated unmanned logistical carrier of its type, supporting soldiers in the most complex and dangerous tactical environments.”
“Roboteam provides our nation and its allies with the most innovative and relevant ground robotics to help bring our soldiers back home safely.”
Other key features of the platform include small form factor, incredible mobility, a payload capacity of over one short ton, and Roboteam’s autonomous “Follow-Me” technology.
(See Roboteam’s autonomous “Follow-Me” technology in Action! Courtesy of Roboteam and YouTube)
Roboteam’s platforms are built in conjunction with their manufacturing partner API Technologies in Windber, Pennsylvania.
Roboteam will exhibit the second generation Probot and other key tactical robotic platforms at AUSA from October 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Roboteam has created a line of lightweight, fast deployable unmanned ground systems that deliver technological and functional breakthroughs for tactical purposes with unmatched reliability.
Roboteam’s flexible architecture permits a fast development of products, supported applications and core technologies.