Special Report

20 Military Robots Used by the World's Superpowers

> Nation: USA
> Type: Multi-function Agile Remote-Controlled Robot — demolition vehicle
> Notable features The small, low-cost robot was used in Iraq and Afghanistan to detect IEDs and other dangers.

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Ripsaw M5
> Nation: USA
> Type: Tracked armed UGV
> Notable features The M5 can be fitted with a medium caliber cannon, CROWS-Javelin, anti-aircraft

Source: Courtesy of America's Navy

SAFFiR – Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot
> Nation: USA
> Type: Two-legged, humanoid firefighting robot used to evaluate the use of such a system
> Notable features The knowledge gained from SAFFiR will be applied in two prototypes: NADIA (with IHMC in Florida) and DRACO (with University of Texas and Apptronik)

Source: Courtesy of GuardBot

Guardbot – still tested
> Nation: USA
> Type: Spherical amphibious robotic vehicle systems
> Notable features This ball robot can be used for patrolling and surveillance and go in water and on land.

Source: Courtesy of QinetiQ

MAARS – Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System
> Nation: USA
> Type: Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition UGV
> Notable features The weaponized robot is not yet deployed

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