Remote Robotic Warfare: Gecko Unmanned Land Robot

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When in doubt, send in a robot to sound out the terrain or check for roadside bombs – it’s an option military commanders wish to have on difficult missions like Afghanistan.

Gecko — unmanned robot is just one of the military prototypes presented at the European Land Robot Trial in Germany. The primary function of many of the units is reconnaissance — keeping troops out of harms way.

Developers are still waiting for a breakthrough technology to increase reliability and autonomy.