Virginia Tech Engineering Students Use TORC Robotic Building Blocks

From U.S. Marine Corps to use autonomous vehicles built by Virginia Tech engineering students, Virginia Tech News, 6/30/10.  TORC Technologies is a VT KnowledgeWorks member company.

Four unmanned autonomous vehicles designed and built by a team of engineering students at Virginia Tech using the TORC Robotic Building Blocks product line, are headed to Hawaii to participate in the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) war games in July.

Fourteen nations, 34 ships, five submarines, over 100 aircraft and 20,000 personnel will participate in the biennial RIMPAC exercise June 23 through Aug. 1.

The U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory worked closely with Virginia Tech and TORC in the creation of the four Ground Unmanned Support Surrogates (GUSS) that will be used for their ability to support a platoon of U.S. Marines.


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