ORLANDO, Fla. — With U.S. troops out of Iraq and most coming home from Afghanistan by year’s end, Army planners are trying to figure out what equipment to bring back and what to do with the rest — especially the robots. At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army was buying commercial robotics systems — mostly unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) — right off the shelf to meet urgent combat needs for countering conventional mines and improvised ...


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