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Army Scientists Work on Urban Combat Robot That Can Be Controlled With Hand Gestures

New technologies being developed by the United States and its partners seek to tackle age-old challenges that troops face when they enter the multidimensional nightmare that is urban combat.

One such device that technicians put through its paces is a robotic platform that soldiers or Marines can guide by using hand and body movements to enter buildings, tunnels, or other areas to navigate and map in either a guided or autonomous mode, according to an Army release.

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