Army seeks goggles for soldiers to drive ground robots

Device would keep soldiers eyes forward, not down at console

The Army is seeking technology that would allow a soldier to put on goggles and navigate a ground robot through its surroundings based on video feed from the robot displayed on the device, reports Spencer Ackerman at Wired’s Danger Room blog.

The technology for an eyeglasses-like display is being developed under the Heads-Up Display for Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles program.

The Army wants soldiers directing robots to look at surroundings rather than down at a control panel with a joystick for better navigation and to free their hands to use weapons.

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