Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Can we automate police and firefighters too?

(06 November 2011. New Scientist)...the US army's Long Distance Tele-Operation system (LDTO) will add cellular radio so they can be controlled remotely via a secure web portal. This uses a customised interface with a video link to the robot's cameras.

Robots equipped with this long-distance control, developed by the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centre (TARDEC) based at Warren, Michigan, could carry out much longer missions.
Hacking into these devices should be a lot of fun for some technically-inclined individuals.

tags: system, tool, control

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