Foster Miller’s MAARS robot is a rugged, durable platform that can handle numerous payloads—everything from robotic arms and weapons to cameras and sensors. This flexibility is invaluable in the field and enables the MAARS bot to offer graduated escalation ranging from a loudspeaker and an eye-dazzling laser up to the powerful M240B machine gun and more. It can also be equipped for IED-diffusing missions and ground reconnaissance. Modules in development include a battlefield recovery application that includes a stretcher. This unit weighs approximately 350 pounds. Use of such Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGVs) is expected to increase over the coming years, especially in Afghanistan and Iraq. Learn more at Foster Miller’s website, www.foster-miller.com/lemming.html.