Cybernet Systems Announces Award of Development for the Army of the Automated Tactical Robotic Forklift

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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Cybernet Systems Corporation, a leading defense, robotics, engineering, cyber security and simulation systems development company, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to implement a fully automated tactical robotic forklift for the US Army. This effort grows on prior work the company has completed implementing automated lift trucks for ammunition handling and Unit-to-Unit Autonomous Resupply Vehicles for the Army based on its DARPA Urban Challenge automation kits.

Cybernet’s Autonomous Vehicle Control software is open use to the US Government (and contractors working for the US Government – contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for partnering or license information) . It support full autonomous control and driving over predefined GPS waypoint maps, with integral road and traffic rules, and also can operate vehicles is manually supervised mode or teleoperated mode. The system supports a wide array of localization and obstacle/pedestrian detection sensors, include logic for automated pallet identification and handling, and currently are built to operate seven vehicle types ranging in size from a Polaris Ranger to a Kalmar RTCH and including commercial civilian vehicles


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Cybernet Systems Corporation is a leading American research and development company that engineers technological solutions to critical defense and cyber security challenges.  Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cybernet ingenuity can be found in millions of home gaming systems, supporting American troops at installations around the world and providing critical support for sensitive computer systems.  For more information, please visit and