Tagged: Robots

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So for those that haven’t figured it out, I’m a bit of a NUT when it comes to Robotics.  I LOVE it.  The field has fascinated me since I was a young child.  I own 2 now in my own home and would love to own more.  Simply SHIP them to me for REVIEW!  I promise to lovingly care for them and NEVER RETURN them.  :)

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Throwbot

While almost weekly we hear about some new Pirate attack against shipping targets around the world.  Their taking of hostages and holding crew and cargo for ransom seems to have become a national industry in some parts of the world.  Until now we had not hear of many new tools being used of added to the arsonel of weapons to combat this.

ReconRobotics recent release of a beer-can sized robot based on it’s Throwbot, has bee adapted to be fired from a cannon and stick magnetically to the side of a ship then climb up onto deck.  It can be guided remotely around to see what’s going on with an infrared camera as well.  The video below show’s the throwbot in use in a tactical senario used by a SWAT team.

Sources: TGDaily, ReconRobotics