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K-MAX test extended to 3-year deployment | IEEE Spectrum


curated by | July 31, 2014

“The autonomous K-MAX robocopters were originally scheduled to spend just six weeks in Afghanistan undergoing evaluation as they delivered pallets of cargo to remote bases. But the robots did such a fantastic job that their contract with the Marine Corps was extended indefinitely. It only ended (after nearly three years) because the Marines require less logistical support now. ”

Source: spectrum.ieee.org



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