Tag: robo-pallet

Lend a Hand, C3P0? Self-Loading Luggage is on the Air Force's Wishlist

By Veronique Greenwood | June 2, 2011 4:26 pm

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Let’s get these suckers some ROBOTS.

Here, robots, you take over—the Air Force is pooped. They’ve been hauling the military’s stuff all over the place for decades, and in their weary dreams, they see a cargo pallet—those platforms upon which everything from bricks to heavy machinery is packed and shipped—that can trundle around on its own, take orders from remote humans, maneuver in tight spaces, and play nicely with other equipment the Air Forces uses for shipping. And they’re determined to make that dream a reality. The Air Force recently hired two companies to come up with these magic pallets.

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