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700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. “This is by far the most complex, automated robotic demilitarization system that Sandia has built in the last 20 years,” said computer scientist […]

Islamic Center kids, Sandia coach, win big in international STEM competition

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Motivated by the importance of involving kids in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math applications, Sandia National Laboratories computer scientist Mohamed Ebeida started a robotics program last year at the Islamic Center of New Mexico for boys and girls from 6 to 14 years old. This summer, two teams of six […]

Annual Robot Rodeo offers bomb squads an unbeatable experience

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the 11th annual Western National Robot Rodeo, a thrilling four-day event where civilian and military bomb squad teams get practice using robots to defuse diverse, dangerous situations. Robots are life-saving tools for these emergency response teams, providing them a buffer from danger. Ten teams from around the […]

Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs showcases bomb squad expertise

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and are duking it out at the ninth annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise at Sandia National Laboratories. The five-day event offers a challenging platform for civilian and military bomb squad teams to practice defusing dangerous situations with robots’ help. […]

Getting bot responders into shape

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing technology that will dramatically improve the endurance of legged robots, helping them operate for long periods while […]

Sandia hosts annual Robot Rodeo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories is hosting the seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise, a lively and challenging five-day event that draws civilian and military bomb squad teams from across the country to see who can most effectively defuse dangerous situations with the help of robots. Just as law enforcement officers […]

Sandia hopping robots to bolster troop capabilities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Boston Dynamics, developer of advanced dynamic robots such as BigDog and PETMAN, has been awarded a contract by Sandia to develop the next generation of the Precision Urban Hopper, meaning Sandia‘s hopping robots may soon be in combat. When fully operational, the four-wheeled hopper robots will navigate autonomously by wheel and jump […]