Common Robotic System – Individual (CRS(I))
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DESCRIPTION

The Common Robotic System–Individual (CRS(I)) enables dismounted forces to provide a capability for lower-level Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition to enhance maneuvers and force protection.

CRS(I) establishes the Army’s common small-base platform with a lightweight (less than 25 pounds), highly mobile, unmanned robotic system that includes standard payloads, advanced sensors and mission modules for dismounted forces.

The system is designed for quick reconfiguration for various missions by adding or removing modules or payloads. The CRS(I) system includes a Universal Controller (UC) that has the ability to achieve and maintain active or passive control of any current Army or Marine Corps program of record (battalion and below), as well as any unmanned (air or ground) system or its respective payload. The UC will have the ability to control the Puma, Raven, Man Transportable Robot System Increment 2 and Common Robotic System-Heavy.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

CRS(I) is ideal for clearing buildings, caves and other restricted terrain where close-quarters combat is likely. CRS(I) identifies enemy positions, explosive hazards and civilians without exposing the warfighter.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Common small-base lightweight (less than 25 pounds) platform
  • Highly mobile unmanned robotic system that includes standard payloads, advanced sensors and mission modules for dismounted forces

PROGRAM STATUS

1QFY16: Materiel Development Decision
2QFY16: Capability Development Document approved
2QFY18:

  • Milestone B
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Development Contract awarded to two vendors

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

FY19: Capability Production Document
2QFY19: Milestone C

Contractors

  • Endeavor Robotics (Chelmsford, MA)
  • QinetiQ North America (Waltham, MA)