Top 5 Military / Tactical Robots – Most Armed, Aware and Dangerous posted their list of the top 5 military robots, and its definitely worth the read.

Here are the five military robots that they feature:

PackBot 510 by iRobot

iRobot Packbot 510Developed in 1997 and having prototypes in use in Afghanistan since 2002, this battlefield robot that includes a EOD Bomb Disposal Kit, a first repsonder kit and a HazMat Detection Kit.  This was also the first robot to enter the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the earthquake and tsunami in 2002.

TALON by QinetiQ

Quinetiq TALONA small, tracked military robot used for recon, combat and explosive disposal missions.  Versions of the TALON are equipped with night vision and chemical detectors, or can be weaponized with a M16, M240 machine gun, M82 Barrett rifle or even a 40mm grenade launcher.

Wheelbarrow bomb disposal robot

wheelbarrow bomb disposal robotOne of the original bomb disposal robots, the Wheelbarrow was originally design by the British Army to deal with bomb threats in Northern Ireland.  The Wheelbarrow robot can climb 45 degree stairs, can lift 330lbs and has a 20ft reach.

ReconRobotics Recon Scout XT

ReconRobotics Recon Scout XTThe Recon Scout XT by ReconRobotics is the smallest one on the list, weighing just over 19 ounces.  Because of it’s small size, it can be thrown into a house or over a wall then controlled from up to 300 feet away while relaying a video feed back.  It is also sturdy enough to be dropped from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and can operate in darkness with an infrared optical system.

Cobham tEODor

cobham teodorThe tEODor is a two-camera robot that can be quickly deployed and operated from a control station and used to safely render explosive devices.  It is deployed in 41 countries.



Original Article: Armed, aware and dangerous: the top five military robots

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