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Scientist develops robot to detect, defuse bombs
September 27, 2006 18:13 IST
A scientist has designed a remote-operated robotic vehicle which can detect and defuse explosives simultaneously.
Pune-based Defence Research and Development Organisation's Dilip J Makwana has developed the device which has already passed the first trial and will be incorporated for use by the Indian Army after a second trial, the scientist said.
"The robot will help stop bomb explosions at public and religious places which are frequently targeted by miltants," Makwana, who was here to attend a seminar at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, said.
The robot, fitted with a camera and an X-ray film, could carry and defuse a bomb weighing up to 20 kg from a distance of 500 metres, he said.
The scientist also claimed that the device could also deactivate explosives kept at higher places. The robot's other features include a digital mine detector to check land mines, besides nuclear radiation monitoring and chemical gas detection.