Bubba: Ordnance Removal Bot on a Budget

Posted 29 Nov 2004 at 16:22 UTC by steve Share This

Kevin Webb writes, "My company, Tackle Design, put together a do it yourself ordinance disposal robot for use by one of the partners in our company, currently serving in Iraq. It is a very simple solution costing only about $1,000, but it performs the same functions as the super expensive robots issued by the military." The robot, named Bubba by the Marines who use it, is based on an off-the-shelf Traxxas E-Maxx R/C vehicle chassis with a modified tranmission that provides a 3:1 gear reduction. For more on Bubba, see the related articles on Slashdot and Gizmodo.

Keep it coming, posted 30 Nov 2004 at 13:19 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

This sort of thing could be key to EOD robotics. My experience is that the robots are big clunky and expensive, cost is always a major factor in widescale deployment. What I think we really need is affordable EOD solutions that can be used on a large scvale in the third world where a lot of the problems are.

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