ROBOTEAM – manufacturer of unmanned systems for Defense, Homeland Security, and Public Safety forces – introduces its new generation of PROBOT tactical multipurpose UGV at Defexpo India 2016. The new generation includes upgraded communications and navigation capabilities, higher carrying capacity, enhanced maneuverability, and a safety mechanism.
The PROBOT (Professional Robot) is designed for urban terrain and outdoor operations. Its abilities include carrying heavy payloads and a variety of add-ons while maintaining high speeds, maneuverability over various obstacles, low thermal signature and performance of semi-autonomous missions. It can carry up to 750kg. The PROBOT can work for 8 to 10 hours at a maximum distance of 38 Km under normal conditions.
The new generation PROBOT delivers significant upgrades. Carrying capacity has expanded to handle up to 10 fighter bags, enabled by a ruggedized rack. A new control unit (ROCU 1) allows short-distance navigation, and 5 day-and-night cameras provide 360⁰ coverage for non-line-of-sight piloting. A new antenna upgrades communications with a control range of up to 1.5 kilometers. The antenna features a peer-to-peer mobile ad hoc network (MANET), low latency command and control, secure high bandwidth data (up to 40 Mbps), data & video transfer, multiple video streams, a 2.3-2.5 GHz frequency range, and FIPS 140-2 security. In the area of maneuverability, upgrades include front and rear bumpers in case of collisions, front and rear tails for preventing overturning, and new wheels that enable movement on any type of terrain.
According to Yosi Wolf, CO-CEO of ROBOTEAM, "The area of logistic robots holds great potential. These days, when soldiers are expected to carry more and more weight, the ideal solution is to simply move the load from the soldier to the robot by his side. The PROBOT system has been in use for several years by a number of customers. We have worked together with our customers to make adjustments and upgrades to match PROBOT to their needs."