U.S. Army

MTSU Signs Second Robotics Pact with the Military

Aug 13, 2012
MTSU photo by Andy Heidt

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) The United States Army and Marine Corps have signed and agreement with Middle Tennessee State University to study ways robots on the ground can be used in concert with unmanned vehicles in the air.

In announcing the new pact Monday morning, MTSU said the deal is the first of its kind.  The agreement expands a partnership between the MTSU Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program and the U.S. military. Last year the university signed a deal to work on the Army’s remote-controlled Raven aircraft.

WMOT News has learned today that court cases will move ahead against two Ft. Campbell soldiers.

Within the past hour, Ft. Campbell announced in a press release that the Army will court martial Sgt. Brent Burke for the murder of two Kentucky women in 2007. A trial date for early February has been set.

Burke faces court martial for the  slayings of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law. Efforts to try Burke, a military policeman at Fort Campbell, in a Kentucky civilian court for the shooting deaths ended in two hung juries and two mistrials.