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QinetiQ North America Launches Micro Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Military Missions

QinetiQ North America declared that the Dragon Runner 10 (DR10), micro unmanned ground vehicle (MUGV) was available for deploying in military robotic missions.

Dragon Runner 10 Robot

The DR10 weights just a little more than 10 lb and has the capacity to carry an assault pack. It is tough enough to barge into buildings and extreme environments. The DR10 is best suited for military missions like surveillance and reconnaissance involving first responder teams and small military units.

The war fighters wear the controller that sends in the DR10 before him, the robot assesses the situation for the war fighters. The DR10 is capable of quickly assessing the situation and communicating the information to the controller. The sensors inside the robot are capable of operating day and night hence act like the eyes and ears of the team while on critical missions such as explosive ordnance disposal, delivering remote sensors and gathering intelligence and surveillance. The president of QinetiQ, JD Crouch, pointed out that sending the robot first in military missions saves lives of personnel. He added that DR10 facilitates carrying and operating robots easier. The dimensions of DR10 are 15 in. in length, 13.5 in. in width and 5.8 in. in height. When it is thrown into buildings it is capable of automatically flipping video images, its controls and antennae after landing. A number of payloads are available, like sensors, radios, robotic arms and cameras. In order to traverse through any kind of terrains, wheels or other tracked mobility options can be fitted.

Source: http://www.qinetiq-na.com

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