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<br /> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY NEWS July 2012 | Volume 09, Issue 08<br /> Robotics Rodeo<br /> HigHligHts AdvAnces in<br /> life-sAving tecHnologies<br /> GVSET News Staff<br /> During the Robotics Rodeo, a UGv climbs the ramp in an MRAP, designed<br /> by industry partner navistar, to accommodate explosives ordnance disposal<br /> (EOD) robots and tools. Defeating battlefield threats, such as IEDs, is a high<br /> priority for robotics, and Army leaders viewed several technologies that<br /> could keep soldiers safe in a variety of operational environments. (U.s. Army<br /> TARDEC photos.)<br /> An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) makes its way across<br /> the field and suddenly slows, its sensors activated by a threat<br /> buried beneath the ground. A mechanical arm lowers, blades<br /> whirring and kicking up dirt as it searches for land mines<br /> and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). A loud report and<br /> a shower of sparks <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=1"> GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY N</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=2"> inteRim diRectoR’s messAge to tHe WoRkfoRce These</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=3"> å continued from page 1 A spe</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=4"> “There are thousands of good programs out there, </a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=5"> turns the robot into an extension of your own arm</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=6"> secRetARy of tHe ARmy tAkes HAnds-on look At gRou</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=7"> leaders guiding fleet modernization and developin</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=8"> secretary McHugh (right) was briefed on the Joint</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=9"> the top priorities he issued earlier this year. F</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=10"> engineeR’s suggestion sAves money And soldieR liv</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=11"> CGvDI sheet Metal Technician Pete Asaro uses mach</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=12"> Greene displays a palette of modular frame pieces</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=13"> Robots Put to tHe test At neW on-site tRAck GVSET</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=14"> TARDEC GvR summer intern Kayla wizinsky (left) an</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=15"> “The main benefit is just having an actual testin</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=16"> students sHoWcAse teAmWoRk At 20tH igvc By GVSET </a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=17"> University of Detroit Mercy’s IGvC team helps the</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=18"> 2012 IGvC standings: Grand Prize — Lescoe Cup 1 </a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=19"> IGvC participants from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical </a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=20"> stephen welby, Deputy Assistant secretary of Defe</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=21"> THE IMPORTAnCE OF EnGInEERInG Calling engineering</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=22"> During a tour of TARDEC’s Ground systems Power an</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=23"> TARDEC’s Clandestine Extended Range vehicle (CERv</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=24"> Dr. Grace M. bochenek, AMC CTO, was one of four d</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=25"> look at combat vehicle application,” he continued</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=26"> fed bRAvo Puts fuel efficiency in sPotligHt By Da</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=27"> FED bravo takes a ride around downtown Detroit ne</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=28"> The FED bravo vehicle, designed by TARDEC and ind</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=29"> Systems Simulation and Integration (CASSI) group,</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=30"> automotive design student from the same CCS class</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=31"> engineeR & AcAdemic PARtneR EARn COvETED sAE MERI</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=32"> singh, a senior mechanical engineer with the TARD</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=33"> is an Army Center of Excellence involving govern-</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=34"> Tests on a vehicle equipped with SANDI technology</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=35"> SOF missions including convoy/resupply opera- tio</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=36"> The sAnDI surrogate test vehicle, a baseline HMMw</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=37"> USASOC requested assistance from the U.S. Army Ta</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=38"> ARmy engineeR Recognized As one of detRoit’s best</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=39"> scott has led the Rs JPO robotic controls team fo</a> <a title="TARDEC_0412_GVSET_News_JULY2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/053348e6?page=40"> 2012 cAlendAR of events* August 2012 6-9 Cen</a>