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SRI Robot to Deftly Defuse IEDs

Posted 18 Apr 2011 at 04:07 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

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IEEE Spectrum's Automaton blog reports that SRI International showed a prototype bomb-defusing robot, for the first time publicly, at the National Robotics Week Robot Block Party at Stanford's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab. This prototype, called Taurus, possesses manipulators reminiscent of those found on surgical robots. This should come as no surprise, considering SRI spun off Intuitive Surgical in 1995.

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