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May 14, 2020

New Russian Robot Can Climb Stairs And Blow Up Bombs

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Forbes

Journalist Kelsey D. Atherton

The Syrian civil war is nearly a decade-long tragedy, a geopolitical mess, and a proving ground for Russian military technology. Among that technology is a new iteration of the scarab scout robot. Dubbed the “Scorpion,” this remote-controlled vehicle is designed to do everything from locate hidden explosives to climb stairs.

Looking like something out of a particularly tame season of Battle Bots, the Scorpion is a four-wheeled, uncrewed ground vehicle with a pair of slaw-like appendages in the front and a pair of rods in the back, which help it climb stairs.

It also reportedly features a more secure communications channel than its Scarab predecessor.

Read the full article and more in Forbes.


  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on the ...