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Breakthrough in Robot Communications Has Huge Upside
Mine entrance
First-time demo of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a robotic vehicle
By RBR Staff

“Through-the-earth command and control provides field operators with a capability to remotely control robotic and unmanned platforms in tunnels, culverts, buildings and basements,” said Steve Parsons,Ultra Electronics.

“It was a first-time demonstration of wireless through-the-earth command and control of a remotely operated robotic vehicle,” Parsons added. “It’s the first time the capabilities of this technology have been successfully placed on a robot.”

The ability to communicate through the ground has revolutionary implications for the safety of soldiers, emergency responders and law enforcement personnel, especially those who need to send a robot deep inside a building, culvert or other confined space to investigate a potential bomb.

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