DARPA’s Robotic Tank Suspension System – M3 Program

“The use of ground robots in military explosive-ordinance-disposal missions already saves many lives and prevents thousands of other casualties. If the current limitations on mobility and manipulation capabilities of robots can be overcome, robots could potentially assist warfighters across a greater range of missions. DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program seeks to create and demonstrate significant scientific and engineering advances in robot mobility and manipulation capabilities. This video shows a modified iRobot 510 PackBot equipped with an advanced suspension system maneuvering on a test course. “