ADS is actively involved in supporting the Army's needs for ground-based robotics. Base on feedback from our customer base, the publicly-stated objectives of the Army, and technological advancements in the industry, we believe equipping our Soldiers with ground-based robotic capabilities will continue to be a priority in the coming years.

In the near-term, we are working with industry-leading manufactures to provide our customers with robotics designed to lighten the load our Soldiers need to carry, increase their stand-off distance from threats, provide enhanced situational awareness in various environments, and employ convoy leader-follower technology.

We expect the ground-robotics market focus to shift toward systems that allow for unmanned deliveries of cargo while simultaneously serving as teammates to soldiers in the field, rather than simply as tools. Ultimately, these technologies will augment cooperation during air to ground maneuvers through scalable sensors and soldier-robot communication.

With advancements in the ground-robotics space happening so rapidly, ADS utilizes a dedicated team of specialists who closely monitor the trends of robotic industry, looking for innovative products that enhance warfighters' ability to complete their missions safely and effectively.

FLIR Kobra

This robot is a powerful, rugged, fast robot that supports or carries multiple, heavy payloads without sacrificing mobility or operation over rough terrain and stairs. Designed with power, agility, and flexibility in mind, the 710 Kobra can lift in excess of 330 pounds, negotiate around and through obstacles, and be equipped with numerous payloads to expand the operational area.

FLIR - Kobra
FLIR - Kobra

FLIR FirstLook

This robot is a throwable, rugged, and expandable robot that provides immediate situational awareness, performs persistent observation and investigates dangerous and hazardous material while keeping its operator out of harm’s way. FirstLook allows operations where other robots can’t fit or maneuver. This rugged, lightweight robot can be inserted into structures and provides operators with visual, audio, and sensor feedback before entry.

FLIR - FirstLook
FLIR - FirstLook


SUGV is a portable, single-person-lift robot with dexterous manipulation, providing dismounted EOD technicians and other responders with a highly mobile robot that climbs stairs and manipulates objects. SUGV is carried and deployed from packs while on the move.


FLIR PackBot

PackBot is a man-transportable robot that performs bomb disposal, surveillance and reconnaissance, CBRN detection and HazMat handling operations. PackBoteasily climbs stairs and navigates narrow passages, relaying real-time video, audio and sensor data while the operator stays at a safer, standoff distance. The PackBot manipulator lifts up to 44 lb (20 kg) and supports numerous accessories, sensors, and disruptor solutions. PackBot is deployable by one person in under two minutes. The robot stows neatly in vehicle, even fitting in a car’s trunk.

FLIR - PackBot
FLIR - PackBot

Qinetiq's TALON V

This robot is the only tactical, mid-sized robot to successfully complete TARDEC's Interoperability Profile (IOP) testing. It's designed to provide open architecture increased performance, flexibility, and system-level modularity. 

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