The Common Robotic System – Individual (CRS(I)) enables dismounted forces to individually provide a capability for lower-level Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Units 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 to be quickly reconfigured for various missions by adding or removing modules
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 Ground Sensor System.
BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER:
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.