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Gemini-Scout Robot: Miner 2049er

by Range

It’s one thing to have people and dogs helping out in search-and-rescue operations, but it’s really interesting when robots start doing even better than your two- or four-legged friends, thanks to some of their sensors and other features. The Sandia’s Gemini-Scout Mine Rescue Robot is such a robot. It’s remotely-controlled, runs on treads, and designed to help in mining accidents.

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Gemini-Scout’s main purpose is to gather information about the disaster, and report back. It can find structural weaknesses within the mine shafts, detect the presence of poisonous gases, explosive gases, and the likelihood of flooding.

It’s got an articulated suspension that makes it pretty nimble, and capable of handling even the most challenging terrain. It can climb 45-degree inclines and its diminuitive size will allow it to go places where people can’t. It’s operated remotely via a standard Xbox 360 controller, which makes it easy to control.

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  1. Bob Leyland says:

    Awesome. I’ve been hooked on these small recon robots since seeing the Upuaut pyramid-exploring robot on National Geographic. Good work.

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