Military Robot Market

  • May 2013
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  • WinterGreen Research
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  • 600 pages


LEXINGTON, Massachusetts (May 22, 2013) – WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study on Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems of Engagement. The 2013 study has 600 pages, 262 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as platforms of engagement leverage mobile device capability worldwide.

Even as the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, automated process implemented as mobile platform systems of engagement are being used to fight terrorists and protect human life. These robots are a new core technology in which all governments must invest.

Military ground robot market growth comes from the device marketing experts inventing a new role as technology poised to be effective at the forefront of fighting terrorism. Markets at $4.5 billion in 2013 reach $12.0 billion by 2019. Growth is based on the adoption of automated process by military organizations worldwide. This automated process implemented as a combination of software for innovation and robotic platforms is not the traditional military system.

They are systems of engagement that have arms and sensors, tracks and wheels, motors and solid state batteries. These systems of engagement support leveraging smart phones and mobile platforms. The aim is to achieve a broader, more intelligent military presence in every area of the globe.

In the last decade, the U.S. military poured money into unmanned ground systems to help protect troops against improvised explosive devices. There is the issue that the Defense Department needs to repurpose all those robots once the war in Afghanistan comes to a close.

The wider market for military ground robots will develop as a mechanism to fight terrorism in response to the bombings in Boston and elsewhere. Bombing of civilians is a very serious matter and needs to be addressed with mobile platforms that prevent terrorist acts.

While the Army’s committed to unmanned ground systems, appears to be slowing, this commitment is anticipated to heat up again quickly. The investment priorities are anticipated to change as the Defense Department realizes that investments in ground robots are needed to fight terrorism everywhere.

Just as troops leave Afghanistan, so also the robots that worked alongside them leave. The difference is that the robots are finding new uses as mobile security platforms that protect against the loss of human life The Army plans to upgrade 2,700 of its existing military robot systems for use in training or further deployments.

Another 2,469 will be divested and given to Defense Department partners or other government agencies. The U.S. military’s spending on UGVs appears as though it might decrease according to the words coming out of the defense department, but as Congress assesses the damage from the Boston bombing, it will become apparent that there is only one choice for fighting terrorists efficiently and that is through the use of military ground robotic platforms that function as mobile systems of engagement.

Military ground robot market shares and market forecast analysis considers that military ground robots have a vast new market based on their ability to protect human life in the event of terrorist attack. This was proved virtually in the recent Boston terrorist attack when one of the Watertown police officers pulled the emergency brake on a police vehicle and rolled it up next to the terrorists in the stolen SUV Mercedes. Without actually being in the car, the local police officers were able to spook both terrorists by making them think they were being directly flanked.

The terrorists thought the vehicle really had police offices in it and shot toward it and detonated bombs in the rogue vehicle. The virtual robot vehicle did its job of protecting the lives of the Watertown police officers and of catching the bad guys.

Both terrorists were captured using robots, the robot car (actually a real car that was pushed into a bad situation as a robot would be, thus simulating a robot) and the robots that were used in the boat where the other terrorist was hiding to inspect the situation had a direct role in capturing the terrorists. Thus the Boston bombing illustrates a whole new use for military robots in terrorist situations.

In this manner, robot vehicles are sure to be used to fight terrorism going forward. It should be noted that though all the resources of the federal government and state government were directed toward solving the crime, that it was the very local group of police, the Watertown police department who did much of the work.

It was the local Watertown police department members who were engaged in a firefight with terrorists and who had to think on their feet to capture the bad guys and do it without getting killed themselves or endangering other civilians.

It is to the credit of the local police department that they were able to do this and it is noteworthy that they did use military robots in the endeavor and the police vehicle that doubled as a military robot presages more use of military style robots by local police departments.

The defense industry is entering a new era. Military robotics are poised to play a significant role in achieving change in security delivery. With battlefield engagements winding down, terrorism has emerged as a constant and current threat. The recent terrorist bombings in Boston and other cities worldwide illustrate that threat. Military robots are the best practice technology for dealing with terrorists in many cases.

According to Susan Eustis, the lead author of the study, “the military robot purchase is driven by the need for modernization of the military. The new military is dependent on flexibility and early response. The use of military robots is based on providing a robot that is less expensive to put in the field than a trained soldier and supporting the desire to keep the trained soldiers out of harm’s way. That automation of process and modernization has appeal to those who run the military.”

Robots are automating military ground systems, permitting vital protection of soldiers and people in the field, creating the possibility of reduced fatalities. Mobile robotics operate independently of the operator. Unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) address needs from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Urban Challenge to the United States Congress. This challenge mandated that one-third of all military land vehicles be autonomous by 2015 and two-thirds by 2025. UGVs are being implemented in military and security operations. They are used in industrial and agricultural operations. Continued growth of the UGV market is supported by the ability to deliver superior, cost-effective agnostic autonomy systems for existing vehicles and vessels.

We hear from military leaders all over the world that the plan going forward is to utilize automated process to replace the warfighters and keep them out of the line of fire. The military robot market is evolving in this context.

Military ground robot market forecast analysis indicates that vendor strategy is to pursue developing new applications that leverage leading edge technology. Robot solutions are achieved by leveraging the ability to innovate, to bring products to market quickly. Military purchasing authorities seek to reduce costs through design and outsourcing. Vendor capabilities depend on the ability to commercialize the results of research in order to fund further research. Government funded research is evolving some more ground robot capability.

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

MILITARY GROUND ROBOT SYSTEMS OF ENGAGEMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ES-1

Defense Industry Is Entering A New Era ES-2
Military Ground Robot Market Driving Forces ES-6
Military Ground Robots Market Shares ES-9
QinetQ TALON ES-11
Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV ES-12
Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts ES-12

1. MILITARY ROBOTS MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS 1-1

1.1 Robots Delivering Offensive and Defensive Capabilities to
Combat Teams 1-1
1.1.1 Military Robots 1-2
1.1.2 Army Agile Process 1-7
1.1.3 Robots Used in War 1-8
1.2 US Army Modernization 2012 1-9
1.2.1 Military Robot Autonomy or Control 1-13
1.2.2 M3 is a DARPA Robotics Program Agile methods
Rapidly Deliver Business Process And Application Change 1-14
1.3 Military Robot Scope 1-15
1.3.1 Military Robot Applications 1-16
1.4 Army's G8 Futures office 1-18
1.4.1 Delivering Capabilities to the Army's Brigade Combat Teams 1-21
1.4.2 Transition Between The Current Market And
Where The Market Is Going 1-22
1.4.3 Different Sizes of UGVs 1-23
1.5 Types of Military Robots 1-25
1.5.1 Explosive Observation Robot and Ordnance Disposal 1-25
1.5.2 QinetiQ North America Talon® Robots
Universal Disrupter Mount 1-28
1.5.3 General Dynamics Next-Generation 1-30
1.5.4 Soldier Unmanned Ground Vehicle from iRobot 1-31
1.6 UGV Enabling Technologies 1-32
1.6.1 Sensor Processing 1-32
1.6.2 Machine Autonomy 1-33

1.7 Military Robot Bandwidth 1-34
1.7.1 UGV Follow-Me Capability 1-34
1.7.2 Communications Bandwidth 1-35
1.7.3 Battery Power 1-36
1.7.4 Combination Of Batteries Linked To Onboard
Conventional Diesel 1-36
1.8 SUGVs 1-37
1.8.1 Mid-Size Category UGV 1-37
1.8.2 Large UGV 1-38
1.8.3 U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle 1-39
1.8.4 TARDEC 1-39
1.8.5 RS JPO Organization 1-41
1.9 Definition Of Military Robots: 1-42

2. MILITARY GROUND ROBOT SYSTEMS OF ENGAGEMENT
MARKET SHARES AND FORECASTS 2-1

2.1 Military Ground Robots Market Shares and Market Forecasts 2-1
2.1.1 Defense Industry Is Entering A New Era 2-2
2.1.2 Military Ground Robot Market Driving Forces 2-6
2.2 Military Ground Robots Market Shares 2-9
2.2.1 Selected Leading Military Robots 2-13
2.2.2 Northrop Grumman 2-15
2.2.3 Northrop Grumman Cutlass 2-16
2.2.4 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 2-17
2.2.5 Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features 2-18
2.2.6 Northrop Grumman ANDROS 2-19
2.2.7 Northrop Grumman Remotec Andros Robots 2-20
2.2.8 Northrop Grumman Caliber® T5 is a small EOD and SWAT robot. 2-20
2.2.9 Northrop Grumman Caliber Robot 2-21
2.2.10 Northrop Grumman Remotec Andros 2-21
2.2.11 Northrop Grumman / Remotec 2-22
2.2.12 Northrop Grumman Remotec UK Wheelbarrow Robots 2-23
2.2.13 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 2-23
2.2.14 General Dynamics Mobile Detection 2-24
2.2.15 iRobot Packbot 2-27
2.2.16 iRobot 2-28
2.2.17 Kongsberg 2-29
2.2.18 QinetQ 2-29
2.2.19 QinetQ TALON 2-30
2.2.20 BAE Systems Electronic Bugs Developed for Military Use 2-32
2.2.21 Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV 2-33
2.2.22 ReconRobotics 2-33
2.3 Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts 2-34
2.3.1 Small Military Robot Forecasts 2-36
2.3.2 Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts 2-38
2.3.3 Larger Military Robot Forecasts 2-38
2.3.4 Discussion of Various Size Military Robot Market Strengths and Challenges 2-40
2.3.5 Trends in the Auto Industry that Will Be Present in the Military Robot Industry 2-41
2.3.6 Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap 2-42
2.3.7 Robots Represent Modernization of Military 2-44
2.3.8 Army Modernization 2-45
2.3.9 Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization 2-46
2.3.10 New World Order Built On The Globally Integrated
Enterprise 2-48
2.3.11 Military Ground Robot Markets 2-49

2.3.12 Mission Specific Military Robot Unmanned
Systems by Weight Class 2-51
2.3.13 Robotics Categories Established By The
U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Robotics Program 2-52
2.4 Military Robot Government Budget Information 2-53
2.4.1 FCS Unmanned Ground Vehicles 2-53
2.4.2 Unmanned Ground Vehicles Government Test 2-54
2.4.3 Unmanned Ground Vehicles Production Delivery 2-54
2.5 Military Robot Prices 2-58
2.5.1 QinetQ Talon 2-58
2.5.2 iRobot Pacbot 2-58
2.5.3 Recon Scout® Throwbot 2-58
2.5.4 RoboteX Avatar® Home and Office Robot 2-59
2.5.5 Military Robots Light 2-59
2.5.6 Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems 2-69
2.5.7 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV), 2-70
2.6 Military Robot Regional Analysis 2-78
2.7 Military Ground Robot Installed Base and
Shipments Market Forecasts 2-81

3 MILITARY ROBOT SYSTEMS OF ENGAGEMENT
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 3-1

3.1 iRobot 3-1
3.1.1 iRobot® 510 PackBot® for EOD Technicians 3-2
3.1.2 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops 3-4
3.1.3 iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers 3-5
3.1.4 iRobot 710 Warriorâ„¢ 3-6
3.1.5 iRobot® 110 FirstLook® 3-8
3.1.6 iRobot® SUGV 3-9
3.1.7 iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™ 3-11
3.2 Northrop Grumman 3-12
3.2.1 Northrop Grumman CUTLASS 3-13
3.2.2 Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II 3-14
3.2.3 Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features 3-16
3.2.4 Northrop Grumman ANDROS Hazmat 3-18
3.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 3-21
3.3.1 General Dynamics Mobile Detection Assessment and
Response System (MDARS) 3-26
3.3.2 General Dynamics Tactical Autonomous
Combat - Chassis (TAC - C) 3-28
3.4 Kongsberg 3-29
3.4.1 Kongsberg Protector Remote Weapon Station 3-30
3.4.2 Kongsberg CORTEX 3-31
3.5 BAE Systems 3-32
3.5.1 BAE Systems Electronic Bugs Developed for Military Use 3-34
3.5.2 BAE Systems Land Vehicles Given a Brain of their Own 3-36
3.6 QinetQ 3-37
3.6.1 QinetiQ TALON Product Line Expansion 3-39
3.6.2 QinetQ TALON 3-40
3.6.3 QinetQ MAARS 3-47
3.6.4 QinetQ Raider I Engineer 3-50
3.6.5 QinetQ Raider I Engineer Mission 3-51
3.6.6 QinetQ Raider II 3-51
3.6.7 QinetQ Spartacus 3-53

3.6.8 QinetQ U.S. Army REF Minotaur 3-55
3.6.9 QinetQ Tactical Robot Controller 3-56
3.6.10 QinetQ Dragon Runner 10 3-58
3.6.11 QinetQ Dragon Runner 20 3-59
3.7 Telerob 3-61
3.7.1 Telerob - EOD / IEDD Equipment, EOD Robots and Vehicles 3-61
3.7.2 Telerob Heavy Duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robot 3-63
3.7.3 Telerob Telemax High-Mobility EOD Robot 3-64
3.7.4 Telerob EOD / IEDD Service Vehicles 3-64
3.8 Allen Vanguard 3-69
3.8.1 Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV 3-69
3.8.2 Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV 3-71
3.8.3 Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV 3-74
3.8.4 Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard ROV 3-76
3.8.5 Allen Vanguard Defender ROV 3-80
3.9 Boston Dynamics 3-83
3.9.1 Boston Dynamics LS3 - Legged Squad Support Systems 3-84
3.9.2 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot 3-85
3.9.3 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot 3-87
3.9.4 Boston Dynamics BigDog 3-89
3.9.5 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion
Learning Robot 3-90
3.9.6 Boston Dynamics PETMAN - BigDog Gets a Big Brother 3-92
3.9.7 Boston Dynamics RHex Devours Rough Terrain 3-94
3.9.8 Boston Dynamics RiSE: Vertically Climbing Robot 3-96
3.10 Kairos Autonami 3-98
3.10.1 Kairos Autonami Pronto4 Agnostic Autonomy
System for Existing Vehicles or Vessels 3-99
3.10.2 Kairos Autonami Pronto4 Benefits 3-100
3.10.3 Kairos Autonami Pronto4â„¢ Sub-Systems 3-101
3.10.4 Kairos Autonami ProntoMimic Software Suite Functions 3-101
3.11 Mesa Robotics 3-103
3.11.1 Mesa MATILDA II 3-103
3.11.2 Mesa ACER 3-105
3.12 Lockheed Martin SMSS 3-107
3.12.1 Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System
SMSS User-Proven Autonomy 3-108
3.12.2 Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System
Unmanned Capabilities 3-109
3.12.3 Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support
System Unmanned Capabilities 3-110
3.13 Thales Group Mini UAV and UGVs 3-111
3.13.1 Thales Group Customers 3-112
3.14 G-NIUS UGS 3-113
3.14.1 G-NIUS Avantguard MK I 3-114
3.14.2 G-NIUS Avantguard MK II 3-116
3.14.3 G-NIUS Guardium MK I 3-117
3.14.4 G-NIUS Guardium MK II 3-120
3.14.5 G-NIUS Guardium MK III 3-121
3.15 ICOR Technology MK3 Caliber 3-125
3.15.1 Icor CALIBER® T5 3-126
3.15.2 Icor Mini-CALIBER® 3-128
3.15.3 Icor MICRO-CALIBER® Rapid Response 3-129
3.16 Pedsco Remote Mobile Investigator (RMI) 3-130
3.16.1 Pedsco RMI-9WT 3-131
3.16.2 Pedsco RMI-9XD 3-133
3.16.3 Pedsco RMI-10F 3-136

3.17 Robosoft robuROC 3-138
3.18 ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD 3-139
3.18.1 ECA Robotics CAMELEON CRBN 3-142
3.18.2 ECA Robotics COBRA MK2 3-143
3.18.3 ECA Robotics MAMBA 3-144
3.18.4 ECA Robotics TSR 202 3-146
3.19 Elbit Systems Land Systems 3-148
3.19.1 Elbit Systems Autonomous Systems 3-148
3.20 Recon Robotics Recon Scout IR 3-149
3.20.1 Recon Robotics Recon Scout XL 3-151
3.20.2 Recon Robotics Throwbot XT 3-152
3.20.3 Recon Robotics Searchstick 3-154
3.21 Carnegie Mellon University Crusher 3-155
3.21.1 Carnegie Mellon University TUGV 3-156

4. MILITARY ROBOT TECHNOLOGY 4-1

4.1 Military Robot Technology Enablers 4-1
4.1.1 Military Robot Logistics 4-3
4.2 MRAP ATV: Requirements and Contenders 4-5
4.3 Military Robot Enabling Technology 4-10
4.4 Intel Integrated Circuit Evidence-Based Innovation 4-12
4.4.1 Open Robotic Control Software 4-14
4.4.2 Military Robot Key Technology 4-15
4.4.3 PC-Bots 4-19
Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping 4-19
4.5 Advanced Robot Technology: Navigation,
Mobility, And Manipulation 4-20
4.5.1 Robot Intelligence Systems 4-20
4.5.2 Real-World, Dynamic Sensing 4-21
4.6 User-Friendly Interfaces 4-21
4.6.1 Tightly-Integrated, Electromechanical Robot Design 4-22
4.7 Field Based Robotics Iterative Development 4-22
4.7.1 Next-Generation Products Leverage Model 4-23
4.7.2 Modular Robot Structure And Control 4-24
4.7.3 Lattice Architectures 4-24
4.7.4 Chain / Tree Architectures 4-24
4.7.5 Deterministic Reconfiguration 4-25
4.7.6 Stochastic Reconfiguration 4-25
4.7.7 Modular Robotic Systems 4-25
4.8 Intel Military Robot Cultivating Collaborations 4-26
4.9 Hitachi Configuration Of Robots Using The SuperH Family 4-27
4.9.1 Hitachi Concept of MMU And Logic Space 4-28
4.9.2 Robotic Use of Solid State Thin Film Lithium-Ion Batteries 4-32
4.10 Network Of Robots And Sensors 4-33
4.10.1 Sensor Networks Part Of Research Agenda 4-34
4.10.2 Light Sensing 4-35
4.10.3 Acceleration Sensing 4-36
4.10.4 Chemical Sensing 4-36
4.11 Military Robot Technology Functions 4-36
4.12 Carbon Nanotube Radio 4-37
4.13 Military Robot Funded Programs 4-38
4.13.1 Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization 4-39
4.13.2 XM1216 Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) 4-40
4.13.3 UUV Sub-Pillars 4-40

4.13.4 Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) 4-43
4.13.5 Alliant 4-43
4.13.6 ATSP is a Government-wide contracting vehicle 4-45
4.13.7 Quick, efficient contracting vehicle 4-45
4.13.8 Facilitates technology and insertion into fielded systems 4-45
4.13.9 Access to all Northrop Grumman sectors 4-45
4.14 iRobot Technology 4-46
4.14.1 iRobot AWARE Robot Intelligence Systems 4-46
4.14.2 iRobot Real-World, Dynamic Sensing. 4-46
4.14.3 iRobot User-Friendly Interface 4-47
4.14.4 iRobot Tightly-Integrated Electromechanical Design. 4-48
4.15 Evolution Robotics Technology Solutions 4-48
Evolution Robotics Example Applications 4-52
4.16 Classes of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) 4-53
4.16.1 Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) 4-53
4.16.2 US BCT Unmanned Ground Vehicle Funding 4-55
4.16.3 Funding Military Robots in US for 2011 4-55
4.16.4 US Army's BCT Modernization Program Funding 4-56
4.16.5 Efforts to Mitigate The Improvised Explosive
Device Threat To Dismounted Operations 4-60
4.16.6 US Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization 4-60
4.16.7 Route Mapping 4-61
4.16.8 Man-Packable SUGV 4-62
4.16.9 Demilitarized Zone Between South and North Korea 4-62
4.16.10 Chinese Military Robots 4-63
4.16.11 Western Europe 4-65
4.16.12 China and the Russian Federation 4-65
4.16.13 Middle East 4-65
4.16.14 India and Japan 4-66
4.16.15 Australia and Canada 4-66

5. MILITARY ROBOTS COMPANY DESCRIPTION 5-1

5.1 Allen Vanguard 5-1
5.1.1 Allen Vanguard Rapid Development 5-3
5.2 BAE Systems 5-8
5.3 Boston Dynamics 5-12
5.4 ECA Robotics 5-13
5.5 Elbit Systems 5-15
5.5.1 Elbit Systems Principal Market Environment 5-16
5.6 G-NIUS 5-17
5.7 General Dynamics 5-19
5.7.1 Sequester Mechanism 5-19
5.7.2 General Dynamics Revenue 5-20
5.7.3 General Dynamics Robotic Systems 5-20
5.7.4 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Vision 5-21
5.7.5 General Dynamics Robotic Systems (GDRS) Manufacturing 5-21
5.7.6 General Dynamics Autonomous Land And Air
Vehicle Development 5-22
5.8 ICOR Technology 5-23
5.9 iRobot 5-23
5.9.1 iRobot Home Robots: 5-24
5.9.2 iRobot Defense and Security: Protecting Those in Harm’s Way 5-24
5.9.3 iRobot Role In The Robot Industry 5-25
5.9.4 iRobot SPARK (Starter Programs for the
Advancement of Robotics Knowledge) 5-25
5.9.5 iRobot Revenue 5-26
5.9.6 iRobot Acquires Evolution Robotics, Inc. 5-27
5.9.7 iRobot / Evolution Robotics 5-28
5.10 Kairos Autonami 5-28
5.10.1 Kairos Autonomi Autonomy ROI 5-29
5.10.2 Kairos Autonomi Upgrades Robot Conversion Kit 5-29
5.11 Kongsberg 5-30
5.11.1 Kongsberg Defence Systems Revenue 5-31
5.12 Lockheed Martin 5-32
5.12.1 Lockheed Martin Symphony Improvised Explosive Device Jammer Systems 5-35
5.12.2 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Revenue 5-35
5.12.3 Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems 5-40
5.12.4 Lockheed Martin 5-41
5.13 Mesa Robotics 5-41
5.13.1 Systems Development Division of Mesa Associates 5-42
5.13.2 Mesa Robotics Affordable Robotic Solutions 5-44
5.13.3 Mesa Robotics Revenue 5-45
5.14 Northrop Grumman 5-46
5.14.1 Northrop Grumman Revenue 5-47
5.14.2 Northrop Grumman Remotec 5-48
5.14.3 Northrop Grumman Leading Global Security Company 5-49
5.14.4 Northrop Grumman Supplies Marine Navigation Equipment 5-52
5.14.5 Northrop Grumman Recognized by UK Ministry of Defense for Role in Supporting Sentry
AWACS Aircraft During Military Operations in Libya 5-53
5.14.6 Northrop Grumman Corporation subsidiary Remotec Inc. upgrade the U.S.
Air Force fleet of Andros HD-1 5-53
5.14.7 Northrop Grumman NAV CANADA Supplier 5-54
5.15 Pearson Engineering 5-56
5.16 Pedsco 5-56
5.17 QinetiQ 5-57
5.17.1 QinetQ Comprised Of Experts 5-58
5.17.2 QinetiQ North America TALON Detects Deadly IEDs And Saves Lives 5-58
5.17.3 QinetiQ World-Leading Products: 5-60
5.17.4 QinetiQ Innovation 5-61
5.17.5 QinetiQ North America 5-63
5.17.6 QinetiQ Revenue 5-64
5.17.7 QinetiQ Vision 5-71
5.17.8 QinetiQ Mission 5-71
5.17.9 QinetiQ / Foster Miller 5-71
5.17.10 QinetiQ / Foster Miller Financial Position 5-74
5.17.11 QinetiQ North America Order for 100 Dragon Runner 10Micro Robots: 5-75
5.17.12 QinetiQ / Automatika 5-78
5.17.13 QinetiQ Customer Base 5-78
5.18 Re2, Inc 5-82
5.18.1 Re Leading Developer 5-86
5.18.2 Re2 Forerunner High Speed Inspection Robot 5-88
5.18.3 Re2 ForeRunner RDV 5-89
5.18.4 Re2 HST - High-Speed Teleoperation 5-90
5.19 ReconRobotics 5-90
5.19.1 ReconRobotics Tactical, Micro-Robot Systems 5-91
5.20 Robosoft 5-92
5.21 RoboteX 5-95
5.21.1 RoboteX Avatar® Home and Office, A Personal Security Robot 5-95
5.21.2 RoboteX Portable Reconnaissance 5-99
5.21.3 RoboteX Avatar I Spec List: 5-101
5.21.4 RoboteX Avatar I Use Cases: 5-102
5.22 TechnoRobot 5-103

5.23 Telerob 5-107
5.23.1 Telerob 5-107
5.24 Thales Group 5-108
5.1.1 Thales Core Businesses 5-108
5.1.2 Thales: - A Global Player 5-108
5.1.3 Thales Revenue 5-110
5.1.4 Thales Key Technology Domains 5-111
5.1.5 Thales Open Research 5-111
5.1.6 Thales Stance on Environment 5-112
5.1.7 Thales Processes 5-112
5.1.8 Thales Product Design 5-112
5.1.9 Thales Site Management 5-113
5.1.10 Thales Alenia Space Integration Of Service Module For The Fourth ATV 5-114
5.1.11 Thales Sonar ‘Excels’ In Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise 5-115
5.24.1 Thales Group Ground Alerter 10 5-116
5.24.2 Thales Group Ground Master 400 (GM 400) 5-117
5.24.3 Thales Group Ground Smarter 1000 5-119
5.24.4 Thales Group 5-120
5.25 Vecna Technologies 5-123
5.25.1 Vecna Telemedicine 5-128
5.26 Selected Military Robot Companies 5-130
5.26.1 Selected Robot Companies 5-156

6. MILITARY ROBOT CONTRACTS 6-1

6.1.1 SPAWAR 6-2
6.1.2 Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal 6-3
6.1.3 Future Combat Systems Program Cuts 6-3
6.1.4 U.S. Army Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV) 6-4
6.2 GCV Created Due To Termination Of The Future C
ombat Systems And Its Former Manned Ground Vehicles 6-4
6.2.1 Army To End Robotic Vehicle, Aircraft Efforts 6-6
6.2.2 MULE Termination 6-7
6.2.3 Armed Robotic Vehicle Assault (Light) Continuation 6-9
6.2.4 Robotic Systems Chartered by JPO 6-10
6.2.5 U.S. Army Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle 6-11
6.3 Selected US 2012 Military Budget for Robotics 6-13
6.3.1 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,
DARPA Tactical Teams 6-13
6.4 US Military Budget 2012 6-13
6.4.1 Report on Deployment of Assets and Personnel to Libya 6-23
6.5 Customers For Government Robotic Products,
And Research And Development Contracts: 6-24
6.5.1 General Dynamics Land Systems $24 Million
Contract To Supply Commanders Remote Operated Weapons 6-25
6.5.2 Kongsberg and General Dynamics co-producing
CROWS and CROWS II 6-25
6.5.3 General Dynamics Awarded $24 Million to Provide
Remote Weapon Systems That Protect Tank Commanders 6-26
6.5.4 Kongsberg 6-27
6.5.5 Vulcan Unmanned Maritime Vehicle (UMV) And
Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Programs 6-28
6.5.6 DARPA End-To-End Unmanned Vehicle System Solution 6-30
6.5.7 Unmanned Vehicles UMV and UGV Submarkets 6-31
6.5.8 Allen-Vanguard Spares For Symphony
Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) Program 6-33

6.6 Military / Government and University Agencies 6-34
6.7 Military Robots Contracts 6-38
6.7.1 Talon 6-38
6.7.2 American Reliance Solution Found for
Battlefield Robot Control Problem 6-38
6.7.3 QinetiQ NA Ships First-Responder Robots to Navy 6-39
6.7.4 iRobot Wins $60M Army Contract to Develop Warrior Robot 6-40
6.7.5 iRobot Wins $286 Million U.S. Army Contract 6-41
6.7.6 Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised
Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Spiral 3 systems ("CREW3" 6-42
6.7.7 U.S. Army Has Agreed To Buy Up To 7,500
Electronic Bomb Jammer Systems From Its Partner L
ockheed Martin Allen-Vanguard 6-42
6.7.8 Jan. 31, 2008 Allen-Vanguard Confirms U.S.
Department of Defense Intent To Establish an IDIQ
Contract For Up to 7,500 Symphony IED Countermeasure Systems 6-43
6.7.9 iRobot 6-44
6.7.10 iRobot Order for Six Seaglidersâ„¢ from the
University of Western Australia 6-45
6.7.11 iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) Order Totaling $16.8
million from the U.S. Army Program Executive
Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) 6-47
6.7.12 General Dynamics Combat Autonomous
Mobility System (CAMS) 6-48
6.7.13 Robotic Technology Robot 6-48



List of Tables and Figures

Military Robot Systems of Engagement Executive Summary

Table ES-1 ES-4
Military Robotics Market Factors
Table ES-2 ES-5
Military Robot Functions
Table ES-3 ES-8
Military Robots Market Driving Forces
Figure ES-4 ES-10
Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Figure ES-5 ES-11
QinetQ TALON
Figure ES-6 ES-14
Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars, Worldwide,
2013-2019

Military Robot Systems of Engagement Market Description and Market Dynamics

Figure 1-1 1-3
US Unmanned Vehicle Ground Domain Performance
Table 1-2 1-4
US Military Modernization Equipment Priorities, 2012
Figure 1-3 1-5
Cultural and Military Structural Issues
Figure 1-4 1-6
Shift From Manned Combatant Role to Unmanned

Autonomous Systems
Figure 1-5 1-7
Army Agile Process
Figure 1-6 1-9
US Army Modernization 2012
Figure 1-6 1-10
US Army and Navy Budget Requests
Table 1-7 1-11
US Army Reforming Defense Acquisition
US Army Reducing Ground Forces by 2016
Table 1-8 1-12
US Army Reducing Ground Forces by 2016
Table 1-9 1-16
Military Robot Applications
Table 1-9 (Continued) 1-17
Military Robot Applications
Table 1-10 1-17
Military Armed Robotic Applications
Table 1-11 1-20
What the Soldier Wants In Robotic Systems
Figure 1-12 1-26
Telerob Explosive Observation Robot and Ordnance Disposal Unit
Figure 1-13 1-27
Telerob Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOD System For
Operation In Confined Areas
Figure 1-14 1-29
QinetiQ North America TALON® Robots Universal
Disruptor Mount (UDM)
Figure 1-15 1-30
Next-Generation General Dynamics
Figure 1-16 1-41
US Army UGV Roadmap RS-JPO Structure
Table 1-17 1-42
Definition of Military Robots:

Military Robot Systems of Engagement Market Shares and Market Forecasts

Table 2-1 2-4
Military Robotics Market Factors
Table 2-2 2-5
Military Robot Functions
Table 2-3 2-8
Military Robots Market Driving Forces
Figure 2-4 2-10
Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Table 2-5 2-11
Military Ground Robot Market Shares, Dollars, Worldwide, 2012
Figure 2-6 2-17
Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II
Table 2-7 2-19
Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features

Figure 2-8 2-22
Northrop Grumman Remotec HD-1
Figure 2-9 2-224
General Dynamics TAC-C Robot 24
Figure 2-10 2-25
Next-Generation General Dynamics Robots 25
Table 2-11 2-26
General Dynamics Near Autonomous Unmanned Systems (NAUS) -
Advanced Technology Objective (NAUS-ATO)
Table 2-12 2-28
iRobot 510 PackBot for EOD Conventional Ordnance and SWAT Missions
Figure 2-13 2-30
QinetQ TALON
Figure 3-14 2-32
BAE Systems Electronic Bugs
Figure 2-15 2-35
Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments, Dollars,
Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-16 2-36
Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts, Shipments,
Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-17 2-37
Mini and Small Military Ground Robot Market
Forecasts Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Figure 2-18 2-38
Mid Size Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts
Units and Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-19 2-39
Larger Military Ground Robot Market Forecasts Units and
Dollars, Worldwide, 2013-2019
Table 2-20 2-43
Unmanned Ground Systems Roadmap
Figure 2-21 2-46
US Army Modernization Positioning
Figure 2-22 2-47
Super Soaker vs. R.C. Glider
Figure 2-23 2-51
Mission Specific Military Robot Unmanned Systems by Weight Class
Figure 2-24 2-52
Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Priority Roadmap
Figure 2-24a 2-54
Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Appropriations
Budget Activity Through 2016
Figure 2-25 2-55
Unmanned Ground Systems US Army Appropriations
SUGV Budget Activity Timeline 2013
Table 2-26 2-59
Military Robots Light
Table 2-27 2-60
Military Robots Medium Large
Table 2-28 2-60
Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles Heavy
Table 2-29 2-61

Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles Large
Figure 2-30 2-62
Mission Specific Military Unmanned Ground Vehicles by Weight Class
Table 2-31 2-63
Military Robots Definitions of Systems By US Army UGV Roadmap
Figure 2-32 2-65
Military Ground Robots In Inventory: US
Figure 2-33 2-66
Military Ground Robots to Purchase: US
Figure 2-34 2-67
US Military Services Savings Categories
Figure 2-35 2-68
Military Robot US Liaison Officers
Table 2-36 2-69
Tiers of US Army UGVs
Figure 2-37 2-70
US Robot Systems Associated with Force Application
Table 2-38 2-71
Use of Robots for Protection
Table 2-39 2-72
US Army Robot Systems Associated with Protection
Table 2-40 2-73
Named Unmanned Systems Associated with
Force Support and Command and Control
Table 2-41 2-74
Named Unmanned Systems Associated with Force Support
Figure 2-42 2-75
Robots Associated with Net Centric Systems
Figure 2-43 2-75
Robot Systems Associated with Battle Space Awareness
Figure 2-44 2-76
Robot Systems Associated with Battle Space Awareness
Figure 2-45 2-78
Military Ground Robot Regional Market Segments, Dollars, 2012
Table 2-46 2-79
Military Ground Robot Regional Market Segments, 2012
Table 2-47 2-80
Military Ground Robot Installed Base and Shipments Market
Forecasts, Units, Worldwide, 2013-2019

Military Robot Systems of Engagement Product Description

Figure 3-1 3-2
iRobot 510PackBot for EOD Technicians
Table 3-2 3-3
iRobot 510 PackBot for EOD Conventional Ordnance and
SWAT Missions
Figure 3-3 3-4
iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Infantry Troops
Figure 3-4 3-5
iRobot® PackBot® 510 for Combat Engineers
Table 3-5 3-5

iRobot 510 PackBot for Combat Engineers Tasks
Figure 3-6 3-6
iRobot® 710 Warrior™
Table 3-7 3-7
iRobot® 710 Warrior™ Uses
Figure 3-8 3-8
iRobot® 110 FirstLook®
Figure 3-9 3-8
iRobot® 110 Small, Light And Throwable FirstLook® Uses
Figure 3-10 3-9
iRobot® SUGV
Figure 3-11 3-10
iRobot® SUGV Uses
Figure 3-12 3-11
iRobot® 1KA Seaglider™
Figure 3-13 3-12
iRobot® 1KA Seaglider ® Uses
Figure 3-14 3-15
Northrop Grumman Mini-ANDROS II
Table 3-15 3-16
Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II Features
Figure 3-16 3-17
Northrop Grumman Mini Andros II
Figure 3-17 3-18
Northrop Grumman ANDROS Hazmat
Figure 3-18 3-19
Northrop Grumman Andros In the Military Street
Figure 3-19 3-20
Northrop Grumman Andros In the Military Field
Table 3-20 3-22
General Dynamics GDRS Functions Needed To Perform A
Variety Of Military, Government And Civilian Missions
Table 3-21 3-23
General Dynamics Autonomous Systems Implementation Functions
Table 3-22 3-24
General Dynamics Military Robots Functions
Table 3-23 3-25
General Dynamics Military Robot Positioning
Table 3-24 3-26
General Dynamics Military Warfighter Support
Table 3-25 3-27
General Dynamics MDARS Features:
Figure 3-26 3-30
Kongsberg Protector Remote Weapon Station
Figure 3-27 3-31
Kongsberg CORTEX
Figure 3-28 3-34
BAE Systems Electronic Bugs
Figure 3-29 3-36
BAE Systems Remote Military Land Vehicles
Table 3-30 3-39
QinetiQ TALON Product Line Specific Task Expansion
Figure 3-31 3-40

QinetQ TALON
Table 3-32 3-41
QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Features
Table 3-33 3-42
QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Target Markets
Table 3-34 3-43
QinetiQ North America’s TALON® Family Of Robots Mission Positioning
Table 3-35 3-45
QinetiQ TALON Product Line
Table 3-36 3-46
QinetiQ TALON Expertise in Action
Figure 3-37 3-47
QinetQ Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System
Figure 3-38 3-50
QinetQ Raider I Engineer
Table 3-39 3-51
QinetQ Raider I Engineer Mission
Figure 3-40 3-51
QinetQ Raider II
Figure 3-41 3-53
QinetiQ IED Defeat/Combat Engineer Vehicle
Table 3-42 3-54
QinetiQ Spartacus Diesel-Powered Loader Mission
Figure 3-43 3-55
QinetQ U.S. Army REF Minotaur
Table 3-44 3-57
QinetiQ North America’s Tactical Robot Controller (TRC) Features
Table 3-45 3-62
Telerob’s Key Product Areas
Figure 3-46 3-63
Telerob Heavy-Duty EOD Robot Product
Figure 3-47 3-65
Telerob TeleMAX Small Bomb Disposal EOD Heavy-Duty Robots
Figure 3-48 3-66
Telerob teleMAX
Figure 3-49 3-67
Telerob Bomb Disposal Vehicles
Figure 3-50 3-68
Telerob Bomb Disposal Vehicle Interior
Figure 3-51 3-69
Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV
Table 3-52 3-70
Allen Vanguard Beetle Nano UGV Features
Figure 3-53 3-71
Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV
Table 3-54 3-73
Allen Vanguard Armadillo Micro UGV Features
Figure 3-55 3-74
Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV
Table 3-56 3-75
Allen Vanguard Scorpion Small UGV Functions
Figure 3-57 3-76
Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard ROV
Table 3-58 3-78
Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard Controller Functions
Table 3-59 3-79
Allen Vanguard Digital Vanguard Controller Features
Figure 3-60 3-80
Allen Vanguard Defender ROV
Table 3-61 3-82
Allen Vanguard Defender ROV Functions
Figure 3-62 3-84
Boston Dynamic LS3
Figure 3-63 3-85
Boston Dynamic CHEETAH
Figure 3-64 3-87
Boston Dynamic Atlas
Figure 3-65 3-89
Boston Dynamic BigDog
Figure 3-66 3-91
Boston Dynamics LittleDog -
Figure 3-67 3-92
Boston Dynamics PETMAN
Figure 3-68 3-94
Boston Dynamics RHex
Figure 3-69 3-96
Boston Dynamics RiSE: Vertically Climbing Robot
Figure 3-70 3-97
Boston Dynamics SquishBot
Figure 3-71 3-99
Kairos Pronto4 Agnostic Autonomy System for Existing
Vehicles or Vessels
Figure 3-72 3-100
Kairos Autonami Pronto4 zSOlution For Truck
Table 3-73 3-102
Kairos Autonami Software Features:
Figure 3-74 3-103
Mesa Robotics MATILDA II
Table 3-75 3-104
Mesa Robotics MATILDA II Functions
Figure 3-76 3-105
Mesa ACER
Table 3-77 3-106
Mesa Robotics ACER Functions
Figure 3-78 3-107
Lockheed Martin SMSS
Table 3-79 3-109
Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System SMSS Uses
Table 3-80 3-112
Thales Group Mini UAV and UGVs Main characteristics
Table 3-81 3-113
G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) LTD Technology
Table 3-82 3-114
G-NIUS Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) LTD Appositions
Figure 3-83 3-116
G-NIUS Avantguard MK II

Table 3-84 3-118
G-NIUS Guardium MK I
Figure 3-85 3-120
G-NIUS Guardium MK II
Figure 3-86 3-122
G-NIUS Guardium MK III
Table 3-87 3-123
G-NIUS Guardium MK III Capabilities
Table 3-88 3-124
G-NIUS Guardium MK III Advanced Technology
Figure 3-89 3-125
ICOR Technology MK3 Caliber
Figure 3-90 3-126
Icor CALIBER® T5
Figure 3-91 3-128
Icor Mini-CALIBER®
Figure 3-92 3-129
Icor MICRO-CALIBER® Rapid Response
Figure 3-93 3-131
Pedsco RMI-9WT
Table 3-94 3-132
Pedsco RMI-9WT FEATURES:
Figure 3-95 3-133
Pedsco RMI-9XD
Table 3-96 3-134
Pedsco RMI-9XD Features:
Figure 3-97 3-136
Pedsco RMI-10F
Table 3-98 3-137
Pedsco RMI-10F FEATURES:
Figure 3-99 3-139
Robosoft robuROC
Figure 3-100 3-140
ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD
Table 3-101 3-141
ECA Robotics CAMELEON EOD Mission Types
Figure 3-102 3-142
ECA Robotics CAMELEON CRBN
Figure 3-103 3-143
ECA Robotics COBRA MK2
Figure 3-104 3-144
ECA Robotics COBRA Missions
Figure 3-105 3-145
ECA Robotics EOD MAMBA Vehicle
Table 3-106 3-146
ECA Robotics EOD MAMBA Functions
Figure 3-107 3-147
ECA Robotics TSR 202
Figure 3-108 3-150
Recon Robotics Recon Scout IR
Figure 3-109 3-151
Recon Robotics Recon Scout XL
Figure 3-110 3-152

Recon Robotics Throwbot XT
Figure 3-111 3-155
Carnegie Mellon University Crusher
Table 3-112 3-156
Carnegie Mellon University TUGV

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