Have you seen Vecna's Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (BEAR)?
Started in 1998 by MIT alumni, and joined by others from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Berkeley, CMU and other top institutions, Vecna Technologies is a unique, self-funded, high-technology company. Daniel A. Theobald is the President and CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Vecna. Daniel and I were in the same fraternity while we were at MIT. It's so great to see such innovation from MIT graduates.
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