Mike Osborn, second from right, program manager, Naval Research Laboratory, explains the Meso-scale Robotic Locomotion Initiative (MeRLIn) to Rear Adm. Mat Winter, chief of naval research, during a visit to the Office of Naval Research exhibit at the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, on May 16, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by John F. Williams/U.S. Navy)

Navy Developing ‘Robot Squirrel’ as Scout

The next critter in the Defense Department’s menagerie of robotic prototype animals is designed to jump and climb and conduct scouting and reconnaissance missions for…

General Robotics DOGO. Photo: General Robotics.

General Robotics Unveils Newest Combat Robot

General Robotics Ltd., recently unveiled, DOGO, a lightweight tactical combat robot capable of carrying light weapons. Weighing roughly 26 pounds, DOGO was designed for Special…

AeroVironment’s new Blackwing unmanned aircraft system resulted from collaboration with the U.S. Navy’s undersea warfare community and the Special Operations community. (Image courtesy AeroVironment)

US Navy to Deploy Sub-Launched Spy Drones

The U.S. Navy has signed off on buying and deploying small reconnaissance drones that can be tube-launched from submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. California-based AeroVironment…