When I saw the video for the Vecna BEAR Robot, I just had to post about it on my blog. The Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (BEAR) is designed for search and rescueoperations, whether it be from the aftermath of a bomb explosion, an earthquake or in collapsed mines. The BEAR robot is a flexible machine that is designed to navigate rough terrain and can carry a human being over long distances. It can move rubble aside and help to unbury someone, and probably will have a permanent future place in military and rescue organizations.
Check out a video demonstrating what the robot can do currently, and future potential plans and operations that they envision for it in the future:[youtube width=”555″ height=”261″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irvDKCszJxk&feature=relmfu[/youtube]
Image credit: Vecna Robotics