Squishy Robotics has just started working on two projects for the U.S. Army. Our company was recently competitively selected for a $108,000 U.S. Army development contract. This contract calls for Squishy Robotics to develop a larger version of our Stationary Robot that can drop a heavier payload of sensors and other materials.
We have also signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC Soldier Center) in Natick, Massachusetts. This agreement provides authorization for the testing of robot airdrops from high altitudes—thousands of feet rather than our current tested heights of 400- and 600-feet.
The CCDC Soldier Center, which is also known as Natick Labs, focuses the protection, feeding, and mobility of American soldiers in the field. The Soldier Center partners with businesses and universities on technology transfers that support the health and safety of military service members. Squishy Robotics’ rapidly deployable robots might have many beneficial uses for the Soldier Center, whose mission encompasses disaster response, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping efforts, and low-intensity conflicts in addition to supporting U.S. soldiers in the field.