Titan EOD

built by Jerry Woods

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Outdoors, all terrain 6 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
7 DC Gear Motors
Dual 12 Gauge Cannons
IR Illumination
Control Method Power Source
Radio/Control Battery
CPU Type Operating System
C8051F120 None
Programming Lanuage Weight
C ~27lbs
Time to build Cost to build
~2 Years ~$35,000
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Titan EOD started as a wish list from the local bomb squad. They needed a robot that could deal with improvised explosives in places the standard compliment of robots couldn't reach; under cars, ventilation systems, crawl spaces and other tight places. Titan EOD uses a 6 wheel redundant drive system capable of operating even if several motors or wheels are damaged. Due to its unique low profile invertible design, it is nearly impossible to get stuck. If the robot is flipped, the inclinometers automatically invert the camera and the steering control functions. The chassis is constructed from high strength 6061 T6 aluminum and sealed so the robot may be immersed or pressure washed after use.

Armed with 2 disrupter cannons, Titan EOD can render improvised explosive devices inert. The disrupter cannons can be loaded with a variety of projectiles including water, clay, steel, copper and lead. All six wheels are used to steady the robot when the disruptors are fired, generating more than 15,000 lbs of force.

The camera / disruptor pod tilts 190 degrees allowing the disruptors to be aimed at hard to reach places such as the underside of a vehicle. Camera aiming is performed through calibrated aiming reticules (cross hair) present on the operator control units (OCU). In addition to IR illumination, the camera has a bi-directional intercom allowing the operator to communicate through the robot.

The robot uses single stick "tank" / skid mixing mode and is capable of exceeding 5 mph. Mobility capabilities include turning in place, climbing curbs and other obstacles up to 10 inches high.

The payload interface provides DC power, Ethernet and RS232 ports for external payload devices such as a gripper arm, Raman spectrometer and various other sensors of use to the law enforcement community. The platform is capable of carrying up to an additional 25lbs external payload while maintaining maneuverability capabilities except invertibility.

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