A New Tread for Bomb-Defusing 'Bots
The engineers at iRobot couldn't tell us much about this--it's a project in development with DARPA. But you can see all you need to know. This new chassis and suspension for robotic platforms like iRobot's Packbots and SUGVs (small unmanned ground vehicles) has multiple independently-suspended rollers underpinning its tank-like treads, allowing it to better traverse uneven terrain without risk of rolling over. Expect to see something like this on future iterations of remotely operated war-fighting robots in the future.