Australian Defence Force selects QinetiQ's TALON robots

QinetiQ Group PLC, a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions, has secured a AUS$23 million contract from the Australian Department of Defence for TALON robots and replacement parts to support Australian Defence Forces deployed on operations.

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Kit Now Available to 'Roboticize' Bobcat SJC Loaders

McLean, Va. -- QinetiQ North America, makers of the TALON® robots used extensively to defuse roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, announced a new large-scale robotic capability today that it has developed jointly with Bobcat Company, manufacturer of Bobcat® compact loaders, in response to the increasing size and lethality of roadside bombs and IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

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QinetiQ robots deal should help cut transport delays

Following a successful series of trials, QinetiQ is now working alongside key government partners to deliver a robot based service that is being used to help fight fires and support other major incidents – particularly if acetylene gas cylinders are involved which can become highly unstable – thereby protecting fire fighters plus helping minimise disruption to travellers by reducing resulting delays on major transport systems in and around London.

30.07.2009 Visits - 7460 Posts - 0

New technology to neutralise improvised explosive devices

The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel the Hon. Warren Snowdon MP, today unveiled a new robot called SPIKER designed to counter improvised explosive devices (IED).

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EDA gives the go-ahead for new unmanned high-tech platform

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has given a green light to an ambitious development project under the leadership of Rheinmetall Defence of Dusseldorf, Germany.

14.07.2009 Visits - 7627 Posts - 0

International Challenge To Develop Military Robots

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced a million dollar international competition challenging research organisations to build fully autonomous ground robots able to operate effectively in military operations.

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QinetiQ North America Receives New $56.4M Contract for TALON Robots

WALTHAM, Mass. -- QinetiQ North America, makers of the leading TALON family of military/first-responder robots, announced today that it has received a $56.4 million IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract for purchase and delivery of TALON GEN IV robots, repair parts, spare kits, and other related equipment and services from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD, for the Naval EOD Technical Division (NAVEODTECHDIV), the single-service manager for all EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) equipment.

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TALON Family of Robots Introduces Two-Way Hailer

Waltham, Mass. -– QinetiQ North America, makers of the leading TALON® family of military/first-responder robots, announced today that it has created a two-way hailer capability for its robots that makes them more effective in a variety of scenarios because it enables the robot operator to “listen” and “speak” with high fidelity and volume control.

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iRobot Announces $16.8 Million Order from the U.S. Army

BEDFORD, Mass., -– iRobot Corp. announced that it has received an order totaling $16.8 million from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

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Oshkosh Defense Teams With Naval Surface Warfare Center to Test New Uses for Unmanned Ground Vehicles in the Field

OSHKOSH, Wis. -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), announced today it is working in conjunction with the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) to develop and evaluate potential new and innovative uses of the company’s autonomous technology. As a result, Oshkosh will gain the military application data needed to refine its autonomous technology and move it closer to production.

30.03.2009 Visits - 7234 Posts - 0

QinetiQ extends its TALON robot family to meet challenges of mine detection and counter-IED in Afghanistan

QinetiQ has extended its TALON family of robots, 2,500 of which have already been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to ensure it continues to meet the ever-changing demands of detecting and clearing mines, unexploded ordnance and dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from a safe distance.

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U.S. Army Demonstrates Robotic Technologies

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is sponsoring a public demonstration of robotic technologies to detect and remove unexploded ordnance (UXO) from training ranges Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009 at Fort Bliss, Texas, beginning at 10 a.m.

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QinetiQ North America Announces New Orders for TALON Robots and Spares Totaling $58.5 Million

MCLEAN, Va. -- QinetiQ North America, a global developer of innovative technology solutions for national defense, today announced that the Foster-Miller subsidiary of its Technology Solutions Group has been awarded a total of $58.5 million in funding for additional TALON robots and replacement parts.

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QinetiQ North America rolls out a robotic first: the field-transformable Dragon Runner robot

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has launched its new Dragon Runner Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV). Dragon Runner SUGV is the first fully modular ground robot system capable of both quick reconnaissance and improvised explosive device (IED) disarmament in urban, mountainous or rural environments.

30.11.2008 Visits - 8828 Posts - 0

Congress Allocates $2 Million for iRobot to Develop its Next - Generation Robotic Platform Warrior 700

iRobot Corp. announced that Congress appropriated $2 million to further develop the company’s Warrior 700, a powerful and rugged robot for use in danger zones and inaccessible areas.

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