“AUSA 2018: Endeavor Robotics unveils MTRS Increment II clean-sheet design”

Jane’s International Defence Review | Oct. 8, 2018 | By Daniel Wasserbly 

Endeavor Robotics has revealed its Centuar robot, the chosen design for the US Army’s widely anticipated Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) effort.

The unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) will be larger than the company’s PackBot offering – it weighs less than the army’s stipulated 164 lb (74 kg) maximum, and the platform can be lifted on and off a vehicle by two people, Endeavor Robotics CEO Sean Bielat told Jane’s ahead of the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA’s) annual symposium.

Endeavor Robotics created Centaur for the army’s MTRS Inc II requirement as a ‘clean-sheet’ design, but Bielat noted that it has taken some of the successful components from the company’s other robots, such as the manipulator arm technology, chassis design, and more.

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