Consolidated Robotics

Consolidated Robotics (formerly known as Consolidated Weaponized Robotics) is a manufacturer and distributor of military-grade robots, and one of the chief robotics suppliers of the United States Military. Founded in 1979 by former Boeing engineers and top executives, Consolidated Robotics relies on pre-established information networks and lucrative government contracts to sustain a niche business in the Defense industry.

Consolidated's products run the gamut from mine-clearing robots—many of which are currently deployed in militarized areas of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans -- to drone spy aircraft, to next-generation armed cyborg technology. The company estimates that the latter technology will be field tested within 5 to 10 years, and could see mainstream military use in as few as 25 years.

In 2005, the privately held Consolidated was acquired by energy conglomerate Halliburton for an estimated price of $25 billion US. The company continues to operate under the name Consolidated, though as a wholly owned and operated division of Halliburton.

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