Military and law enforcement agencies who were struggling to affix primitive spybots have just got an innovatively designed reconnaissance robot that might come at their rescue. Sounds pretty uncommon, doesn't it? Well, Novatiq has indeed developed an advanced, portable reconnaissance robot entitled SCORP for front-line personnel. More than distinctive and avant garde demeanor, the miniature equipment opens endless possibilities by bringing in the future of throwable surveillance. Way to go!
Developed for professionals from anti-terror, police, bomb squad and military activities, the lightweight SCORP features a unique day/night 360 degree omni directional panoramic vision. By taking advantage of which, a single person can seamlessly deploy and operate the machine. Quite amazingly, users can simply throw the small reconnaissance robot into the area they need to survey and have scouting and surveillance missions get flawlessly executed.
Be it the undertaking of route clearance, explosive hazard identification, inspection, reconnaissance, bomb disposal, and others, the rugged yet compact system enables almost everything. Users can now benefit from the night visible illumination feature which allows the device to operate in darkened areas or at night. There are four sharp cameras to ensure comprehensive, all around views and help front-line personnel gain a deeper insight.
The use of integrated photographic equipment will also allow an individual to record the events for evidence and debriefing. Now that makes a lot of things simpler! The portable robot comes equipped with a dual track system and front flipper for enhanced mobility at the same time. It may catch many of us off-guard but SCORP can actually search into corridors and rooms before an entry and observe and detect suspicious objects.
So irrespective of changing weather conditions, the system can smoothly track the threat and examine the scene thoroughly for utmost security. Easy to carry and deploy, the new solution from Novatiq literally helps minimize risk during building search and can deliver small payloads. By using this one, users will be offered with long range transmission and never fall short on features. Through a wearable controller, the robot can even be controller from a distance of up to 500m along with a top speed that comes around 8km/h.
The nattily outlined robot boasts of a battery life in standard mode of between two and three hours. The throwable robot has also been embedded with the ability to withstand falls of 300cm, thanks to the resilient ABS structure and polyurethane tracks. Suitable for a wide variety of environments, the lightweight 2.5kg solution (without payload) furthermore provides resistance to water and dusty conditions.
Imbued with flexible antennas and robotic arms, the new SCORP is certainly a smart little device with high end capabilities. The absolutely distinct Novatiq SCORP Robot is anticipated to buzz the market somewhere in March 2012. The starting price point, however, has been decided around $11,447. Hopefully, the creative scouting and surveillance robot will make many things simpler and easier for people from anti-terror, police, bomb squad and military professions.