| The focus of
this program is to provide a suite of highly capable
mobile robots for Explosive Ordnance Disposal and First Responders
which are very low in total ownership costs: in dollars, in
maintenance time, and in
deployment and recovery time.
Agile mobile bases, complete with arms and remote perception will
effective telepresence to allow human beings to stay out of harms
We follow a philosophy of semi-expendability, that is: reusable, but
of minimal operational impact if damaged or destroyed because the low
allows ownership of redundant units.
A reasonable degree
of survivability, and maximum interchangeability
of components and subsystems allows field repairs and reuse of
residual working parts.
Low cost is achieved
through effective design and by employing inexpensive materials and