Hazmat robots, especially those that can test for more than just chemical threats, are large and clumsy. The Cobham teleMAX EOD/NBC robot is small enough to fit into the back of an SUV—or drive down the aisle of an airplane—yet has an 8.5-foot reach and a full tool kit to detect chemical, biological and radiological hazards. Its dexterous arm can deploy tweezers, swabs, scoops and other devices, to retrieve samples for testing or store them in one of five canisters. The 12 integrated nuclear-biological-chemical sensors beam data directly back to the operator.
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