Seeing as bomb disposal requires a high level of dexterity, especially when dealing with potentially booby-trapped improvised explosive devices, haptic feedback could be just what experts need. The four machines delivered to the British Army are but a small fraction of what the UK military ordered from military contractor Harris. In addition to haptic feedback, the unmanned robot called T7 also comes equipped with HD cameras and all-terrain treads.The military received the first four machines after an extensive eight-week trial in the UK and the US, where they had to pass a series of battlefield missions, as well as weightlifting and dexterity tasks, among many other tests. Col. Zac Scott, Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal chief, explained:"The Harris T7 harnesses cutting-edge technology to provide EOD operators with unprecedented levels of mobility and dexterity. It represents a step-change in capability for our service personnel and it will save lives."Scott and his team are … [Read more...] about UK military’s bomb disposal robots come with haptic feedback
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PUBLISHED: 09:32 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:32 21 November 2018 A Second World War oxygen tank was found on a beach north of Sea Palling. Picture: HM Coastguard Bacton Archant The bomb disposal team was called out after a object was found on a beach north of Sea Palling in north Norfolk. The bomb disposal team was called out after an object was found on a beach north of Sea Palling. Picture: HM Coastguard BactonIt turned out to be a Second World War oxygen tank.Pete Revell, coastguard rescue officer with Bacton Coastguard Rescue team, said: “The team was paged at 4.25pm on Tuesday, November 20 to a possible ordnance north of Sea Palling.“On arrival at the beach it was dark and the team had to locate the object. “After ten minutes of searching, the object was found, photos were taken and sent to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) who decided they needed to travel from Colchester to investigate further. “They taken to the object by the team and it was … [Read more...] about Bomb disposal team called out after object found on Norfolk beach
LAST night's Bodyguard finale on BBC One was incredibly tense – so you'd be forgiven for missing a geeky gaffe during one of the most gripping scenes. Producers working on the show failed to get a small technical detail right when filming the bomb-defusing scene in Bodyguard episode six. Sergeant David Budd, played by Richard Madden, was strapped into an explosive vest by a sinister criminal organisation. After convincing police that he wasn't a terrorist, Budd asked if he'd be allowed to defuse the bomb. Explosives expert Daniel Chung agreed, sending over a bomb disposal robot to help Budd safely deactivate the vest. The robot was equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that Chung could talk to Budd. But the bot was also equipped with a small camera that gave Chung a live feed of Budd's chest – to which the bomb's controller circuitry was strapped. The camera was actually a GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition, which is recognisable due to its large frontal power button, and … [Read more...] about Bodyguard finale BLUNDER – did you spot this geeky fail with Budd’s bomb disposal robot?
PUBLISHED: 13:25 06 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:32 06 May 2018 Sabrina Johnson Police file photo. Picture: Denise Bradley Archant A bomb disposal team has been called to Thetford following the discovery of a suspected mortar shell. A cordon has been put in place on Ford Street in #Thetford following the discovery of a suspected mortar shell. EOD are aware and en route to scene for disposal.— Norfolk Police (@NorfolkPolice) May 6, 2018 At around 11.30am police received a call from a member of the public alerting them to the discovery of suspected mortar shell on the banks of the Little Ouse River in Thetford. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) team where called shortly after midday. A 50 meter cordon has been put in place around the Ford Street, Mill Lane and Nuns’ Bridge intersection whilst the object is made safe. On Twitter Norwich Busses are warning people to expect delays whilst the cordon - which affects a number of bus routes in the town, including … [Read more...] about Bomb disposal team called to Thetford following discovery of mortar shell
PUBLISHED: 18:45 14 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:45 14 April 2018 Bomb disposal experts have been called to Heacham following reports of ordnance on the beach. Photo: Harry Rutter Archant Bomb disposal experts have been called to Heacham following reports of ordnance on the beach. Bomb disposal experts have been called to Heacham following reports of ordnance on the beach. Photo: Harry Rutter Norfolk Police said it was called to the scene by the coastguard at 4.30pm on Saturday after a “metal cylinder” was found. Photographs from the scene show a rusted object between some rocks, cordoned off by police tape. An RAF bomb disposal team was sent to the beach to deal with the device. • Updates to follow … [Read more...] about Bomb disposal experts called to Heacham beach