US military is testing high-speed driverless vehicles on rough terrain

An autonomous vehicle negotiating trails at high speed in the Mojave desert

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

A US military programme has begun testing autonomous all-terrain vehicles without any human drivers onboard – showing how robotic vehicles can race across rough landscapes dotted with dangerous obstacles.

The off-roading robots navigated steep hills and ditches while avoiding rocks and trees as they sped across the Mojave Desert at the US Army’s National Training Center in Ft. Irwin, California. It was the third experiment in a project overseen by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), but the …

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