Robotic Follower Experimentation Results
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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Robotics is a fundamental enabling technology required to meet the U.S. Armys vision to be a strategically responsive force capable of domination across the entire spectrum of conflict. The U. S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command RDECOM Tank Automotive Research, Development Engineering Center TARDEC, in partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, is developing a leader-follower capability for Future Combat Systems. The Robotic Follower Advanced Technology Demonstration ATD utilizes a manned leader to provide a high-level proofing of the followers path, which operates with minimal user intervention. This paper will give a programmatic overview and discuss both the technical approach and operational experimentation results obtained during testing conducted at Ft. Bliss, New Mexico in February-March 2003.