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I work for Remotec div. of Northrop Grumman, designing portions of robotic vehicles for military, police, etc.

Here is a local news broadcast from last night about the shooting in Colorado and our Robot of the type used there, filmed in our plant last night.

http://www.wate.com/category/21819/news-news-video?clipId=7540972&topVideoCatNo=4694&autoStart=true

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Cool stuff David. A couple of my former co-workers use your products (or similar) here in Topeka. It's pretty neat to see the video afterwards when it's used in a real situation.


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Very cool. Congratulations. In the news clip the demo shows a cord from the remote to the robot. I assume the units actually used in the field are radio controlled and do not have that cord?

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Great stuff!
It is things like the senseless shooting, be it in Norway or Colorado or Beslan or Hungerford or Winningen that brings us together, or 9/11 for instance we were all Americans, the extremist bombs in London, just sad, last year at the same time we were all Norwegians and now, sadly, again we are all Americans.
The world just got a bit more evil.

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Thanks for sharing Dave.
It's just a crazy world out there.
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Very cool. Congratulations. In the news clip the demo shows a cord from the remote to the robot. I assume the units actually used in the field are radio controlled and do not have that cord?
They can be operated various ways, radio, pendant remote, and fiber optic cables payed out behind them. Depends on the situation. Although the radio systems used are VERY expensive and can withstand MOST jamming, they can be interfered with on rare occasion. They are military grade frequency hopping encoded units. Pendant controls can be used at reasonable distances. Fiber optic is the most jam proof, and emits no RF, but the fibers can be cut or broken in rough terrain.

These units are quite complicated (and expensive to match!)

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David: I can't profess to really understand your answer but know enough to realize you and your company are making a gigantic contribution to our safety and contributing to our protection and the safety of our law enforcement officials who daily lay their lives on the line for our protection. Thank you.

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One thing I foergot to mention: Our service tech, Bryan Gansner, who was demonstrating the robot in the video knows more than just about anyone how valuable these robots are. He was an army soldier in Iraq in 2006 when an IED exploded directly under his Humvee. He had his ankles crushed and legs shredded, spent many months getting back to good health.

He says that the thing he is most proud of now is that our robots, and his work on them is helping a lot of people avoid what he went through. Look at the pictures of him and what he went through.


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