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US Army Begins Final Trials of MUTT Ground Wheeled Robots

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US Army Begins Final Trials of MUTT Ground Wheeled Robots

The US Army will conduct the final tests of the wheeled ground robots MUTT (Multi-Utility Tactical Transport, multifunctional tactical transport). According to NPlus1, tests are scheduled for April.


According to the plans of the US Army (Ground Forces), after the final tests, small-scale production of robots will begin in September this year, and by the end of the year they will be put into service.

MUTT was developed by General Dynamics Land Systems as part of the SMET (Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport) tender for the supply of a ground robot for the transportation of goods to the US Army. The company's specialists offered the military a wheeled robot MUTT (Multi-Utility Tactical Transport). The robot is designed in three versions with wheel configurations 4 × 4, 6 × 6 and 8 × 8, at the same time, the wheelbase can be replaced with a tracked one.


According to the company, MUTT is capable of transporting goods weighing up to 454 kg, working for 72 hours and covering a distance of up to 100 kilometers. In motion, the robot can generate electricity with a power of up to 1 kW, while at a standstill - up to 3 kW.

The operator can control the robot, but there is also a fully automatic mode and a mode of following the soldiers.

The design of the device provides, if necessary, the installation of a combat module or platform for launching drones. The main tasks are the transportation of ammunition, equipment, and the evacuation of the wounded.

Earlier it was reported that under the terms of the agreement, General Dynamics Land Systems must supply the US Army with 624 new robots, maintenance equipment and simulators. The first batch of MUTTs is due to enter the troops in the first quarter of 2022, and the end of deliveries is scheduled for the end of October 2024.
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  1. Dmt
    Dmt April 1 2021 16: 03
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    A robot for carrying cargo is a good idea, but who will transport it, if something happens? .. Fighting still implies the failure of equipment (often with the direct participation of the enemy). Moreover, his power unit ("hole" in the common people) looks so erotic - you can immediately see where to shoot.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding April 1 2021 16: 18
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      Quote: DMT
      A robot for carrying loads is a good idea

      millions of bachelors will disagree with you
      I would like a robot for cleaning and cooking delicious homemade meals
      1. Dmt
        Dmt April 1 2021 16: 23
        +3
        Quote: Flood
        I would like a robot for cleaning and cooking delicious homemade meals

        Unfortunately, so far such a problem can only be solved with the help of a female. request
      2. Alex_You
        Alex_You April 1 2021 16: 25
        +2
        Quote: Flood
        Quote: DMT
        A robot for carrying loads is a good idea

        millions of bachelors will disagree with you
        I would like a robot for cleaning and cooking delicious homemade meals

        Here a biorobot is needed, and with a pumped-over artificial intelligence. Of course, such models of biorobots come across less and less in everyday life.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding April 1 2021 16: 35
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          Quote: Alex_You
          Of course, such models of biorobots come across less and less in everyday life.

          unpretentious and flexible?
      3. neri73-r
        neri73-r April 1 2021 16: 26
        +1
        Quote: Flood
        I would like a robot for cleaning and cooking delicious homemade meals

        And can all the same get married or find a permanent woman? laughing
        1. Flooding
          Flooding April 1 2021 20: 58
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          Quote: neri73-r
          And can all the same get married or find a permanent woman?

          thanks for the advice
          judging by the numbers in your nickname, we are the same age
          but how to get married, so as not to divorce later, until I learned
      4. Nikon O'Conor
        Nikon O'Conor April 1 2021 20: 48
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        Damn, I’ll say I’m tired of carrying packages from Magnet)) It would be nice))
        In general, it is somehow not impressive, especially the 4x4 version. I don't know how it really is, but it looks ... toy, or what? Those who have been to the Tver swamps in spring and autumn will understand. And for our Orenburg region, I think it will do ... who has a Magnet far away))
    2. t-12
      t-12 April 1 2021 16: 44
      +2
      If something happens, he will be thrown and written off. Well, or after the battle, they will find it, take it to the base and fix it.

      In general, this thing is not for battles, but for marches. To lightly reach the enemy (and then the duffel bags on the back and in the old fashioned way).
      1. Nikon O'Conor
        Nikon O'Conor April 1 2021 20: 55
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        I will add: for marches through the steppes or deserts. For our directions, it is not dangerous. IMHO.
        1. t-12
          t-12 April 1 2021 22: 09
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          For our directions, there will be a tracked version. Although the continuation of the economic / technological war is more likely.
  2. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 1 2021 16: 09
    +2
    New times, new technologies. Donkey 2.0


    1. t-12
      t-12 April 1 2021 16: 29
      +1
      The donkey does not require gasoline, he needs grass.
      1. Yves762
        Yves762 April 1 2021 16: 43
        +2
        repeat Donkey in a hungry year, al cauldron, you can eat.
        ....Though... what
        You can sell a tin can to the locals, use it as a shahid-mobile ... wassat
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 1 2021 16: 10
    -1
    And what does he have with speed, with the ability to install weapons on it, from small arms to anti-tank guided missiles? In general, there is very little information! The article is superficial! !!
    1. Flooding
      Flooding April 1 2021 16: 19
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      Quote: Thrifty
      And what does he have with speed, with the ability to install weapons on it, from small arms to anti-tank guided missiles?

      The main tasks are the transportation of ammunition, equipment, and the evacuation of the wounded.

      common mule
      but smarter
      1. AVA77
        AVA77 April 1 2021 16: 45
        +2
        About the mind is not a fact. A mule does not need a person for an autonomous existence.
        Attack, on not very rough terrain, is good.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding April 1 2021 17: 42
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          Quote: AVA77
          A mule does not need a person for an autonomous existence.

          I agree that the issue is controversial
          as well as the question of what we consider to be the mind
          woodlice, after all, also does not need a person for existence
          but it will be difficult to set the task in front of a mule or woodlice and demand it independently
          after all, instincts and intelligence are fundamentally different things
          1. AVA77
            AVA77 April 1 2021 18: 14
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            And I agree that the issue is moot. It's tight with a mule, it's easier with a dog, carry bags with reports, and so on. Well, ay electronic mule is not intellect, not instincts, it crawls behind the back of the one in front and writes the GPS coordinates to the back, he will crawl along these coordinates. I'm not even sure if he is able to distinguish the back of a person from the back of a horse. winked
            Unless, of course, there are any special electronic or optical marks on which it is being conducted.
            1. Flooding
              Flooding April 1 2021 18: 34
              +1
              Quote: AVA77
              Well ay electronic mule not intelligence not instincts

              this is what we call AI
              Quote: AVA77
              I'm not even sure if he is able to distinguish the back of a person from the back of a horse.

              again back to what we consider to be intelligence
              1. AVA77
                AVA77 April 1 2021 19: 09
                +1
                In my opinion, AI is the ability to make optimal (correct) decisions in non-standard situations and the possibility of learning during operation.
                Sorry that the wording is so dry.
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding April 1 2021 19: 23
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                  Quote: AVA77
                  AI is the ability to make optimal (correct) decisions in non-standard situations and the ability to learn during operation.

                  in the first part of the wording I agree unconditionally
                  I'm not sure about self-study
                  what should be the defining criteria for such a process? too hard
                  Is it necessary, for example, for an AI carrier to distinguish the back of a person from the back of a horse, if this has nothing to do with his tasks?
                  definitely not. but this does not mean lack of intelligence
                  abstract knowledge is not a characteristic feature of intelligence
                  since erudition and erudition, by and large, do not necessarily indicate the presence of a sharp mind
                  1. AVA77
                    AVA77 April 1 2021 19: 57
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                    Let's say the AI ​​distinguishes a person from a horse, and does not go after horses.
                    Suppose such a situation that the AI ​​needs to follow a person on a horse and transport a valuable oversized cargo itself and the deadlines are tight.

                    Let's say AI doesn't distinguish between humans and horses.
                    Then he chases everything with horses and donkeys and nibbles the grass laughing
                    In my opinion, self-training is necessary, or at least at the team level
                    Follow me, follow an object, follow it, etc.
      2. Nikon O'Conor
        Nikon O'Conor April 1 2021 20: 59
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        but smarter

        A moot point))) The mule has instincts - when firing a fast march, he will knock him out of a dangerous place ... along with your weapons))). Therefore, you need to catch up with him, therefore the risk of getting kulu decreases. You come, at the end of the fight with a mule: "Guys, I brought the cartridges." am
        Sarcasm)).
  4. knn54
    knn54 April 1 2021 16: 25
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    Robot carrier. Yes, there will be enough work in civilian life.
    "The iron horse is replacing the peasant horse."
  5. Kerensky
    Kerensky April 1 2021 16: 35
    +3
    I wonder what is wrong with the software of this crawler? For me, this is how he should be able to follow with the group, at any time return to the starting point of the route and back. If it is impossible to follow the return route as it was, look for a detour with a return to the route.
    Although the military will want everything at once. And so that he would run for beer and bring change ...
    1. t-12
      t-12 April 1 2021 16: 48
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      What about the software? The robot sees the soldiers and follows them. At the same time, he remembers the path (and can return back with the wounded). It's simple.
      1. Kerensky
        Kerensky April 1 2021 17: 02
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        The robot sees the soldiers and follows them... At the same time, he remembers the path (and can return back with the wounded). It's simple.

        What does he see ?! This pepelats will light up the whole group!
        If there are already 300, with which it is necessary to return, then they have already come under fire. Then the task is reduced to a generally trivial one: to destroy this pepelats under fire, to remove 425 kg. load, mount the 300th and home Sivka! We’ll watch the suitcases for now.
        Here at the bases he is a fine fellow - he got footcloths and get out where he came from!
        1. t-12
          t-12 April 1 2021 17: 38
          +1
          The camera sees. Well, or follows the radio beacon, depending on the settings.

          You can make an automatic drop of the load (the sides open and everything falls). And then 300 are loaded. Or, perhaps, there will be a separate "evacuation" version of the robot (no load, with protection from bullets and shrapnel).

          Nobody will watch the bags with rations and cartridges, they will simply be abandoned.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 1 2021 17: 00
    +1
    I don't even understand, there are a lot of migrants on the border with Mexico, we take 1000 with a higher technical education, a thousand hummers, a year of study and here's a thousand biorobots. Or the option for ground robots is more expensive.
    1. t-12
      t-12 April 1 2021 17: 49
      +1
      Biorobots are more expensive. They need to be placed in barracks, fed, clothed, trained, paid salaries, given all sorts of benefits, provided with insurance and a pension. And then I bought a robot (at the price of a soldier's annual salary), and the robot plows for 10-20 years.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 April 1 2021 18: 13
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        I hope their robot at the right time will display on the control panel: Remove your hands from the device. COLD The installation once a year suits this, swears and does not want to work
        1. t-12
          t-12 April 1 2021 18: 49
          +1
          A person can also get sick, twist his leg, go crazy, etc. Moreover, humans have more diseases / errors than machines.
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 April 1 2021 19: 23
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            I believe that there should be a certain limit for automation. Boeing 737 MAX This is an example. Pilots with the evil genius of the computer did not cope.
            1. t-12
              t-12 April 1 2021 20: 45
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              To do this, d. manual control button. What is on robo-mobiles, what is on airplanes.

              And the pitch needs to be measured using several sensors, and not one at a time (as on a Boeing).
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 April 1 2021 21: 11
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                As far as I understood from the investigation, the crew 10 11 times raised the nose of the aircraft up and monitored the thrust of the engines. And the pilots were trained to fly a Boeing 737 MAX, so you cannot judge their preparedness. Or you are a pilot of one of the two Boeing 737 MAX in the Russian company S7?
  7. Basarev
    Basarev April 1 2021 17: 40
    +2
    Much more practical than any battle droid. I have always said that logistics are of paramount importance in war. Soldiers will not fight much without supplies. And here is a robot designed just for this.
    1. Kerensky
      Kerensky April 1 2021 18: 12
      +2
      I have always said that logistics are of paramount importance in war. Soldiers will not fight much without supplies. And here is a robot designed just for this.

      Do we still have TPK in our warehouses? Screw a migrant to it - a minibus and the problem is solved.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev April 1 2021 18: 32
        +1
        Such a migrant will become a tasty target for hostile propaganda. He, receiving pennies, forced to pull huge garbage instead of funny little shots on the front line, will very easily believe in the sincerity of the words on the leaflets. Are you sure you need a traitor in a strategic warehouse?
      2. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 April 1 2021 19: 24
        +1
        So he will give passengers a lift along the way.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 1 2021 18: 12
    +1
    It seems necessary, that's just WHERE?
    Where trees are piled up, windbreak, hills / streams, there are no roads at all, they won't turn around with him, and it's not like storming cities with him ah!
    In general, the idea is good, but not everywhere and not always.
    1. syndicalist
      syndicalist April 1 2021 20: 26
      +1
      These are just the first steps in this direction. The same robots from Boston Dynamics, move on their paws no worse than living ones, overcoming any obstacles.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 2 2021 07: 54
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        Quote: syndicalist
        These are just the first steps in this direction. The same robots from Boston Dynamics, move on their paws no worse than living ones, overcoming any obstacles.

        This is all understandable ... as with many autonomous systems, the problem is in the energy source. There is nothing suitable yet ...
  9. ksv36
    ksv36 April 1 2021 22: 25
    +1
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