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Defense investigates how the throwable robot can improve the safety of personnel in potentially dangerous areas
Today, TMC delivered ten experimental exploration robots called Throwabots to the Ministry of Defense. The Throwabot is a remotely controlled, robust, lightweight robot. It is equipped with a microphone and a camera so the operator can hear and see what the small robot is observing. The Ministry of Defense wants to investigate whether the unarmed exploration robot can increase the situational awareness of personnel when operating in urbanised areas. Improved situational awareness will contribute to increasing the safety of their military personnel.
Danny Hameeteman is a Mechatronics Design Engineer at TMC and initiator of Throwabot. Hameeteman: 'There are robots with similar functionalities, but due to the high price they are not used for what they are intended. We have built a high quality robot, which partially consists of 3D-printed materials, making it accessible for customers in terms of both purchase and use.'