Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has announced that it has made an agreement with Dynalog India Limited, Bharat Electronics Limited and Theta Control for delivering 20 ‘Daksh’ robots which will be deployed in the Indian Army in bomb disposal operations.
The two-foot Daksh robot is a battery-driven vehicle and can be remotely operated from a distance of 500 m. It weighs 350 kg and can raise an object weighing 20 kg which is 3m away from the robot. It is reported that Daksh has a robotic arm which can lift Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) even from a congested place, examine the same with its X-ray component for verifying whether it is an IED device and it can diffuse the explosive by using the in-built water-jet disrupter. The robot can even move up the stairs for assessing dangerous objects.
Since Daksh robot can be employed in any type of terrain, DRDO has planned to deploy these robots in various security and paramilitary forces of the country.