Seeker R-500 robot hunts IEDs

GCN Tech brief

The Technical Solutions Group of AMTI in Virginia Beach, Va., ( recently rolled out the Seeker Series R-500 robot. According to the company, the R-500 was designed to identify and destroy improvised explosive devices and other threats. It can also deploy sensors to collect intelligence on chemical or biological hazards. The compact (16 by 22 inches), remote-controlled robot comes with a heads-up display that an operator can use for hands-free viewing of the unit's surveillance feed. Company officials said controlling the R-500 is easy, 'not unlike popular hand-held game devices.' In addition to its military applications, AMTI TSG said the R-500 could help with law enforcement and homeland security 'sneek and peek reconnaissance.' Pricing starts under $10,000.

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