How It Works magazine takes a look at the Cobham tEODor to learn how these bomb-disposal robots are built to disarm explosives
In April 2013, How
It Works Magazine took a look at the Cobham tEODor
to learn how these robots are built to disarm explosives.
Bomb-disposal, or explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), robots are
one of the many tools a technician might use to disarm dangerous
weapons. Besides the human cost of losing a bomb technician in the
field, training a bomb-disposal officer is significantly more
expensive than buying an EOD robot.
As a result, maintaining a safe distance from a potential bomb
is of paramount importance and only in extreme situations will the
technician enter the blast range and put their hands on the device
One of the most widely used bomb-disposal robots today is the Cobham tEODor
(pictured). The base robot is a twin-track vehicle with a host of
military applications, but the standard tEODor is the
It's equipped with an arm-like manipulator, sensors and a camera
on a boom for enabling the operator to remotely disarm ordnance and
improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
In most cases, the technician working with the robot will sit at
a safe distance with the control station. This is a laptop-like
device which consists of a monitor showing the robot's point of
view as well as its surroundings, plus a joystick and control panel
to manipulate the arm and manoeuvre the tracks.
Look out for the full article coming in the June edition of
Cobham Update magazine and on the Cobham website.
See Cobham's full range of Unmanned Systems including Remote Controlled
Robotic Solutions and a range of Service Vehicles to support
Thanks to Ben Biggs and the How It Works
Magazine team for a great article about Cobham's technology. Link to original article here.