Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Israeli-made military robot set to play diverse battlefield roles

(JNS) - A new autonomous unmanned ground vehicle introduced by Israeli companies Elbit Systems and Roboteam, called "Rook," can carry out a remarkable number of roles on the battlefield.

Elad Levy, CEO of Roboteam, told JNS that the ground robot is tailor-made to client needs through its ability to be assembled in a system of "boxes," with each box allowing for clients to choose a different kind of capability - much like assembling Legos.

While one box can act as an electrical engine, others can be used for the robot's communications, surveillance capabilities, remote-control weapons systems a...


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