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Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) partners with Ghost Robotics®
of Philadelphia, US, to accelerate the development of mobile robotic
systems and related technology enablers, for
operations in challenging urban terrain, and harsh and unstructured environments.
an agreement signed ahead of the Singapore Defence Technology Summit 2021,
both parties will identify, test, and develop novel technologies and use cases for
legged robots (quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicles) for
security, defence, and humanitarian applications. The robots will be integrated
multi-axis manipulators to enhance how they interact with their environment and
objects within it; and power technologies (such as solid-state batteries or
fuel cells) will allow systems to remain in operation for extended periods of
Additionally, new robotic
control capabilities will be explored by pairing robots from Ghost Robotics
with the DSTA-developed Robotics Command, Control and Communications system.
This would in turn enable simultaneous control and monitoring of multiple systems
to develop a consolidated situation picture for coordinated missions.
“In the world of
fast-evolving technology, close collaboration between organisations is
imperative to co-create use cases and innovative solutions. In partnering Ghost
Robotics, DSTA hopes to advance robotic capabilities in defence and shape the
battlefield of the future. We envision that robots would one day become a
defender’s best friend and be deployed to undertake more risky and complex
operations in tough terrains,” said
DSTA’s Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) and Director Land Systems, Mr Roy Chan.
“This new Collaborative
Agreement provides Ghost Robotics and DSTA with exciting opportunities to
translate cutting-edge robotics systems to mature use cases and applications.
Together with the operational know-how from DSTA, we will bring forth a
revolution in how legged robots can be deployed,” said Ghost Robotics’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr
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Hosted by DSTA from 12-15 October
2021, the Singapore Defence Technology Summit gathered global thought leaders
from government, industry, academia and think tanks, to network, confer, and
collaborate in the development of defence and security capabilities. Visit www.techsummit.sg for more information.