Combat Medics to Get Robotic Help From RE2 Grant

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January 09, 2017

PITTSBURGHRE2 Robotics, a leading developer of robotic manipulation systems, announced today that the U.S. Army SBIR office and U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) awarded it a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop robotic technologies to assist combat medics in the field.

The combat medic is one of the most dangerous and demanding responsibilities in warfare. Often in the course of reaching, assessing, and treating a wounded soldier’s injuries, combat medics are placed directly in harm’s way. As a result, many medics and soldiers have been injured or killed while trying to save others under hostile conditions.

There is ongoing interest in understanding how unmanned systems can be used to reduce the risk of injury to combat medics and other personnel when attempting to rescue and extract wounded soldiers in hostile or dangerous situations.

The objective of this program is to develop and demonstrate an innovative and novel medical module payload for future military ground vehicles that enable a single medical support person to evacuate a combat casualty.

RE2 last month won a contract to design ARIBO, an assistive robotic arm for...

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