Vecna Technologies sent along this new video of BEAR, their Battlefield Extraction something Robot. I don’t immediately see any new capabilities, but BEAR does show a penchant for wanton (or premeditated) destruction, smashing through doors and car windows with no apparent sense of remorse. BEAR’s selling point (besides the cute ears) is its ability to lift ludicrous amounts of weight while simultaneously balancing on two extendable treads, which enables it to be (potentially) more useful than a human for performing certain heavy lifting and moving tasks. With all of that power comes a corresponding amount of infrastructure, though, and for BEAR to be really useful in the field it’s going to need to be both durable and easy to repair, and that huge betubed hydraulic backpack looks kinda fragile.
[ Vecna Robotics ]