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Israeli Army Battalion Tests EyeDrive Robot

The Engineering Corps of the Israel army has evaluated EyeDrive robot, a robot with four wheels, at the intersection area between the northern West Bank and Israel.

Based on the instructions given by the operator, the robot moved underneath cars and vehicles and investigated for the presence of doubtful illegal imports and objects. The operator also received a live video feed from the robot.

An officer with the unit has stated that the robot assures safe and effective inspection and it will also show more respect to the persons whose cars are being investigated.

The robot weighs 3.5 kg and is a little bigger than two paper-wrapped books placed alongside. It features four movable camera systems offering 360° vision, audio and video identification software and distinct sensors.

The robot is controlled through a wire-free table PC. It includes sufficient calculating power and memory for deploying it in anti-terrorism and monitoring operations. Normally, the investigation is performed with the help of a mirror on a stick. It reveals the probable explosive objects to the warrior. However it offers a narrow viewing angle and it consumes more time.

The Engineering Corps is already deploying a craggy model of the EyeDrive and an upgraded version was developed for utilizing it at the intersection points.

Source: http://dover.idf.il

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