Not only bomb disposal engineers are exposed to a wide and
varied range of hazards today. Rescue forces and first responders
such as the fire service, technical rescue specialists or
international aid forces increasingly find themselves in situations
that involve an extremely high level of personal danger. This
includes operations that involve hazardous materials, toxic
substances or even biologically harmful materials such as viruses
or bacteria. Once such substances have been released-whether
through accidents or intentionally-the rescue forces are exposed to
maximum danger if working manually.
The NBCmax has been developed to allow the response forces to
inspect, and if applicable deal with hazards from a safe distance.
The data collected, ranging from gas concentration and gamma
radiation through to evidence of explosives, is transmitted back to
the control panel of the robot to be processed by the operator.