Testing Robo-Mules to Lighten Soldiers' Load
Soldiers in the war zone could soon depend on small, unmanned all-terrain vehicles to re-supply them with extra bullets, water and other battlefield necessities.
It's not a new concept. The Army tested the Multifunction Utility Logistics Equipment vehicle, or MULE, for years as part of the now-defunct Future Combat Systems program only to have modernization officials kill it in December 2009.
But infantry officials at Fort Benning, Ga., today appear to think differently, since they recently tested two... more