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Encyclopedia > Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Unmanned ground vehicles or UGV are robotic platforms that are used as an extension of human capability. This type of robot is generally capable of operating outdoors and over a wide variety of terrain, functioning in place of humans. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV) is a remotely operated unmanned ground vehicle employed by the United States Marine Corps. ... Trinomial name Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 Humans, or human beings, are bipedal primates belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin: wise man or knowing man) in the family Hominidae (the great apes). ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ...


UGVs are similar to unmanned aerial vehicle UAV technology and remotely operated vehicles. Unmanned robotics are actively being developed for both civilian and military use to perform dull, dirty, and dangerous activities. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle over Iraq. ... Variety of ROVs: Work Class, General, Mini Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) is the common accepted name for tethered underwater robots in the offshore industry. ...


There are two general classes of unmanned ground vehicles: Teleoperated and Autonomous.

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Teleoperated UGV

A teleoperated UGV is a vehicle that is controlled by a human operator at a remote location via a communications link. All cognitive processes are provided by the operator based upon sensory feedback from either line-of-sight visual observation or remote sensory input such as video cameras. A basic example of the principles of teleoperation would be a toy remote control car. Each of the vehicles are unmanned and controlled at a distance via a wired or wireless connection while the user provides all control based upon observed performance of the vehicle. Cognitive The scientific study of how people obtain, retrieve, store and manipulate information. ...


There are a wide variety of teleoperated UGVs in use today. Predominantly these vehicle are used to replace humans in hazardous situations. Examples are explosives and bomb disabling vehicles. This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ... It has been suggested that Improvised Explosive Device Disposal be merged into this article or section. ...


Some examples of teleoperated UGV technology are:

The Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle (TUGV) is a remotely operated unmanned ground vehicle employed by the United States Marine Corps. ...

Autonomous UGV

An autonomous UGV is essentially an autonomous robot but is specifically a vehicle that operates on the surface of the ground. Autonomous robots are robots which can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance. ...


A fully autonomous robot in the real world has the ability to:

  • Gain information about the environment.
  • Work for extended durations without human intervention.
  • Travel from point A to point B, without human navigation assistance.
  • Avoid situations that are harmful to people, property or itself
  • Repair itself without outside assistance.
  • Detect objects of interest such as people and vehicles.

A robot may also be able to learn autonomously. Autonomous learning includes the ability to:

  • Learn or gain new capabilities without outside assistance.
  • Adjust strategies based on the surroundings.
  • Adapt to surroundings without outside assistance.
  • Autonomous robots still require regular maintenance, as do other machines.

Some examples of autonomous UGV technology are:

See also

The driverless car is an emerging family of technologies, ultimately aimed at a full taxi-like experience for car users, but without a driver. ... UAVs in a hangar An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft with no onboard pilot. ... An Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) is an autonomous unmanned ground vehicle designed for combat. ... Variety of ROVs: Work Class, General, Mini Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) is the common accepted name for tethered underwater robots in the offshore industry. ... Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems. ...

External links

  • Virginia Tech Unmanned Systems Group
  • The Joint Unmanned Systems Test, Experimentation, and Research Site
  • "How Military Robots Work"


Future Combat Systems Subsystems
The Future Force Warrior | The Network
Manned Ground Vehicles: Mounted Combat System | Infantry Carrier Vehicle | Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon | Non-Line-of-Sight Mortar | Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle | Command and Control Vehicle | Medical Vehicle | Recovery and Maintenance Vehicle
Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Armed Robotic Vehicle | Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle | Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment | Crusher | Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): Class I UAV | Class II UAV | Class III UAV | Class IV UAV
Devices: Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System | Intelligent Munitions System | Unattended Ground Systems

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Unmanned ground vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (351 words)
Unmanned ground vehicles or UGV are robotic platforms that are used as an extension of human capability.
Unmanned robotics are actively being developed for both civilian and military use to perform dull, dirty, and dangerous activities.
Each of the vehicles are unmanned and controlled at a distance via a wired or wireless connection while the user provides all control based upon observed performance of the vehicle.
NDM Article - Lack of Autonomy Hampering Progress of Battlefield Robots (2660 words)
Many of the current unmanned vehicles are tele-operated, which means decisions are made by a human controller, rather than the robot.
Fielding the small UGVs, said Yakovac, “to me, this is the easy one.” The SUGV consists of a mobility platform, which has to weigh less than 30 pounds; an operator control interface—which has to be lightweight and is being developed in collaboration with the Land Warrior program—and the modular payloads.
UGV developers have been enamoured with the technology, and have failed to focus on how these systems are going to be employed in combat, how they are going to be supported and sustained, and ultimately, how they are going to be integrated in the tactical maneuvers, said Yakovak.
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