Robots make their way to Ft. Benning

Robots make their way to Ft. Benning

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Robots have made their way to Ft. Benning, and they have the potential to save lives and help our military down the road.

U.S, German, and Turkish developers met to test out these robots and design future unmanned ground vehicle systems and controllers.

They are doing this to better integrate their capabilities during military operations so that one country can maneuver another country's robotic platform.

Jim Parker, associate director for the ground vehicles robotics, explains why being able to work this closely with our allies is so important.

"We rely on them, and they rely on us for combined operations around the world and so it's a key element for us to be able to all leverage each other's capabilities to address the threats that face us," he says.

Unmanned ground vehicles are still in their beginning phases as far as their use on the battlefield. They are looking to expand their capabilities so they can do more to help soldiers and our allies down range.

It will eventually allow them to be more mobile on the battlefield, detect dangerous situations, and possibly save lives.

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