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Integration of the Fido explosives detector onto the PackBot EOD UGV
Author(s): Pavlo Rudakevych; Steve Clark; Jeremy Wallace
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Paper Abstract

The digital, modular architecture of the iRobot PackBot EOD has been exploited to integrate an explosives vapor detector. This expands the usefulness of the UGV from its core EOD role to checkpoint vehicle inspections and facility clearing. From initial tests to deployment and training in Iraq and subsequent user feedback, we present the trials and tribulations of this effort from the perspective of the engineers that traveled to Baghdad.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6561, Unmanned Systems Technology IX, 656125 (2 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.720025
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Pavlo Rudakevych, iRobot West (United States)
Steve Clark, iRobot Corp. (United States)
Jeremy Wallace, iRobot Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6561:
Unmanned Systems Technology IX
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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