A circular robot that rolled to get around, GuardBot, first started out as an idea for a Mars rover. Once Mars was no longer in the drone’s cards, GuardBot Inc announced that it will partner with Aquiline Drones to connect their rolling robot to the cloud. The Marine Corps also tested the robot out in 2014 due to its ability to tackle rough terrain that often halted other ground robots. New updates, models, and capabilities have since been added, providing the drone with the ability to accomplish new tasks. GuardBot Inc hopes to work with the military and police forces in the future with their robots as drone scouts.
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May 12, 2020