Linux Powers Military Ground Vehicle
iRobot uses embedded Linux to build an autonomous UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) that does military scouting, guarding and hauling supplies. (LinuxDevices.com)iRobot used embedded Linux to build an autonomous UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) aimed at military scouting, guarding, and hauling applications. The "R-Gator" is based on John Deeres diesel-powered, 658cc M-Gator military utility vehicle platform, with control, navigation, and object-avoidance systems based on BlueCat Linux from LynuxWorks.
iRobot describes R-Gator as "an intelligent UGV that can autonomously perform dangerous military missions, including acting as an unmanned scout, point man, perimeter guard, [and] pack/ammo/supply carrier for soldiers, marines, and airmen."