ADS is actively involved in supporting the Army's needs for ground-based robotics. Base on feedback from our customer base, the publicly-stated objectives of the Army, and technological advancements in the industry, we believe equipping our Soldiers with ground-based robotic capabilities will continue to be a priority in the coming years.
In the near-term, we are working with industry-leading manufactures to provide our customers with robotics designed to lighten the load our Soldiers need to carry, increase their stand-off distance from threats, provide enhanced situational awareness in various environments, and employ convoy leader-follower technology.
We expect the ground-robotics market focus to shift toward systems that allow for unmanned deliveries of cargo while simultaneously serving as teammates to soldiers in the field, rather than simply as tools. Ultimately, these technologies will augment cooperation during air to ground maneuvers through scalable sensors and soldier-robot communication.
With advancements in the ground-robotics space happening so rapidly, ADS utilizes a dedicated team of specialists who closely monitor the trends of robotic industry, looking for innovative products that enhance warfighters' ability to complete their missions safely and effectively.