From Robotics 24/7:
APL project intended to keep marines out of harm’s way while moving up to 10,000-lb. pallets on and off cargo aircraft.
Loading and unloading cargo from aircraft can be difficult and potentially dangerous, particularly in military situations in varied terrain. Stratom Inc. last week said that the U.S. Marine Corps has awarded it a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 2 contract to develop a prototype Autonomous Pallet Loader vehicle.