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QinetiQ offers High Tehnology Robots

Since their initial deployment in 2000, the QinetiQ North America family of robots has expa

Issue 15

TALON® GEN IV Engineer Robot

One new variation of the durable and versatile TALON is the GEN IV model now available for route clearing, mine detection, vehicle inspections and route surveillance. TALON IV Engineer comes with a new powerful arm that offers a rotating shoulder, extendable reach and strong in-line gripper. Operators control it with a small, lightweight laptop control unit with a gamepad user interface device.

Dragon Runner™ SUGV

Dragon Runner Small Unmanned Ground Robot ( DR-SUGV) is a modular robot that an operator can reconfigure in the field to meet the demands of the mission at hand. It can adapt quickly to fit a variety of critical mission scenarios. These include: reconnaissance inside buildings, sewers, drainpipes, caves and courtyards; perimeter security using on-board motion and sound detectors; checkpoint security; in-vehicle and under-vehicle inspections; and hostage barricade reconnaissance and negotiation. Operators of Dragon Runner SUGV have the ability to add tracks for maximum mobility and a manipulator arm with rotating shoulder, wrist and grippers for dexterity. In addition, day and night pan/tilt/zoom cameras, motion detectors and a listening capability allow Dragon Runner SUGV to further extend the combat team’s situational awareness.

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