Mini robot recruits to Afghanistan
How can new technology help troops?
- Duration 3:41
- Date Mar 22, 2012
How can new technology help troops?
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New high tech help our troops in Afghanistan as mini robots -- ready to head to the battlefield the scout X team robot weighs about a pound.
It's gonna of course that in a backpacking used to seeing on your screen there comes equipped to the camera.
And it's possible allowing troops to throw it in -- combat situations.
There are ghosts and you used a robot to scope out what's around the corner behind a wall or anything like that -- Linkedin is a director military programs and recon revising joins us now -- is how -- project come about.
The project came about.
From DARPA funding from the university of Minnesota.
In order to develop a throw wolf a launch mobile device to help troops I was situation awareness.
Let's app runs more of that video we -- can is interesting to see some of the video we have -- the robot actually working it's a little guy Curtis is not very day.
Is still hound her role as it if I -- on the top of the roof somewhere.
I and it -- funny is -- gonna last.
Absolutely it's designed to take care repeated thirty foot drops on a -- concrete.
A 120 foot lateral throws pretty much as hard as you can throw -- can take it any can take it over and over again.
-- -- marine sniper at one point in your career different career as he served in the Marines.
-- -- -- -- shot take this thing out so but enemy was surprised about the robot pages take it out.
Well I I would say two things there if you send it into a river into a compound.
And somebody shoots the robot somebody on your team's not bleeding because they -- -- -- in in front on the without the use of the robot can't point the other thing is they're pretty they're pretty good shot.
-- just a little bit about how work.
Well as you said it's the -- -- sixteenth robot.
It has a little camera here on the front automatic -- -- mayor of our top so we can see in the dark.
And it's designed to be thrown.
Right itself when you drive it and see what.
The soldiers want to see inside a building -- enclosure.
Allow them to look for booby traps trip wires Indy combatants.
Whatever is in there and give them that standoff to keep them safe.
Save their lives using technology to do so.
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Little cash they need to you my ranking you've got -- Perhaps.
A Little League what will do is we'll give you a quick demo here I can toss it.
Onto our our compound here and then I can just quickly drive it around and if you see we've got a little.
I AD placed in the corner there.
And now we I'm not -- see.
What's going on inside that compound from a safe distance -- -- -- how much is one of those little robots cost.
We're looking at about thirteen thousand dollars for the -- -- itself part of a complete system so weekend.
Charge off of us standard military send -- batteries so they don't have to plug it into a wall somewhere.
I attach it so light we can attach -- to a pole so I can take the whole look over walls and peak around without.
Actually having to throw it in if I need to it's even so why that can put that on with a bayonet -- of an import and sixteen but to -- a look around.
Congress and looks -- -- that is very interesting invention and when that could be used in battle on and at some mothers at home watching and thinking and I think that have around the house stick to fit different.
Just think if you wanna check out where where everybody has -- thank you so much appreciate the look at that.
-- and you robot very fascinating appreciate -- they think you so much for having us.
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