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Sandia donating historically significant robots to Smithsonian Institution

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In a nod to Sandia Labs’ contributions to the field of robotics, the Smithsonian Institution has obtained nine of Sandia’s historically significant robots for its permanent collection at the National Museum of American History. “For the Smithsonian to request Sandia technology for their collections is an external recognition of the significance of […]

Annual Robot Rodeo at Sandia National Laboratories to help prepare first responders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Media representatives are welcome at the fifth annual Western National Robot Rodeo on Wednesday, May 25, from 8-10 a.m. at Sandia National Laboratories. The Robot Rodeo is a four-day, 10-event technical competition for bomb squads and other public safety organizations that use hazardous duty robots. “This competition is designed to test not […]

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 […]

Robot rodeo offers excitement, experience to state’s bomb squads

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A “robot rodeo” at Sandia National Laboratories will be opened for media on Thursday, June 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. Participating teams are expected to include bomb squads from the Albuquerque Police Department, Santa Fe Police Department, New Mexico State Police, Kirtland Air Force Base, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Each […]