Dan Deguire from QinetiQ North America describes various missions for remote operation of Bobcat Loaders using their ROCK Robotic Kit. For example, the Loader can be sent down-range to handle large, deep-buried IEDs that require actual excavation to dislodge or a bucket to lift and remove. In Afghanistan, where there are reported to be more than 100 million mines, Bobcat Loaders could also be used to remotely render safe mines on building sites. "Other companies have roboticized individual pieces of earth-moving equipment, but until now, no one has created a universal kit that can quickly remotely control any Bobcat SJC-equipped loader used in the rough manner the military requires," said Dr. William Ribich, President of the Technology Solutions Group. Also watch this episode: Robotic Kit for Bobcat Loaders. For more information, visit QinetiQ and Bobcat.
Hosted by: Bill Wong Videography by: Curtis Ellzey Edited by: Curtis Ellzey