Stratom secures SBIR Phase 2 funding to bolster Marine Corps innovation with Autonomous Pallet Loader vehicle

BOULDER, Colo. — June 8, 2021 — Stratom, a leading developer of autonomous ground vehicles and robotic systems for logistics and operational applications, today announced the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded the company a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract to develop a prototype Autonomous Pallet Loader (APL) vehicle that exponentially increases the efficiency and safety of aircraft cargo loading tasks.

AUVSI’s Accomplishments and Strategic Priorities for the Future

In order to move the world toward our vision of a future in which remotely operated and autonomous transportation technologies are fully accepted, valued, and used to move people, things and data safely and efficiently, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors fleshed out our strategic priorities. The result aligned our work with AUVSI’s four strategic pillars – Advocacy, Educating the Industry, Educating the Public and Serving our Members.

Stratom Develops Robotic Refueling System for U.S. Army Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Last week, Stratom announced that the U.S. Army had awarded it a contract to develop an autonomous ground vehicle refueling (AGVR) prototype to integrate into a Palletized Load System (PLS) flat rack for autonomous convoy operations. The automation of logistics functions can help improve security, optimize efficiency, and save costs, said the Boulder, Colo.-based company.