TARDEC Groundbreaking, Tour and Symposium Rehearsal

Posted by Carrie LeZotte

 

One of Us Films spent the day with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARCEC). Lora Probert was shooting, I was producing, and we had Mike Amman along for audio, all supporting TARDEC producer, Paul Tremblay.

Lora's on the roof to get a bird's eye view of the demo.

Lora's on the roof to get a bird's eye view of the demo.

A UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) checks out the rubble.

A UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) checks out the rubble.

If you’ve never heard of TARDEC, you’re not alone. Up until about a year ago when we were were introduced to Dr. Grace Bocheneck while producing a show for Automation Alley. TARDEC is a high-tech operation based in Warren, Michigan that works on anything and everything related to ground vehicles that support our troops.

We were on site yesterday to document the groundbreaking of another (!!) laboratory, the GSPEL…which will discover the next generation of power and energy solutions.

After the speeches, we shot video at some of the breathtaking research facilities. If big steel and machines get you excited, this is a place to see. We were just in time to see a 40,000 pound vehicle get moved around.

This week, there is also a big robotics convention in Troy, Michigan, and we were there for a rehearsal. The demonstration was of the robots and vehicles in action. In a word, impressive.