Bomb Squad Robots Taking Human Form

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May 29, 2015 | Source: National Defense Magazine

Bombs squads across the United States are seeking robots that resemble the human form as servicemen and first responders face situations where more dexterity and flexibility are needed, said industry and law enforcement leaders.

The joint program office for countering improvised explosive devices, led by the FBI, sees features such as dual arm operators as the future, said David Heaven, technical advisor to the national bomb squad commanders advisory board.

 “This is what they see as the long-range answer because every time we get into mission specific things, it takes another step in that direction,” Heaven said at a conference. “This won’t be tomorrow, but this seems to be the direction we’re going.”