Around Kyiv, deminers use Boston Dynamics’ dog robot Spot to dispose of unexploded ordnance. It allows to replace humans and infiltrate places that other demining robots cannot.
In addition to their usual demining droids, deminers are accompanied by the famous droidsFrom Boston Dynamics.His hunting ground is currently nearby . He had to flush out Russian shells and unexploded cluster munitions.use one So as not to endanger humans is part of the model Boston Dynamics designed. For a year, Spot has been training to find explosives. He tested the recovery of cases like these cluster munitions, and the results were convincing because he now found himself operational. In Ukraine, the robot is also used to recover the dreaded Russian POM-3 anti-personnel mine.From a or a these mines detect the presence of people or vehicles a few meters away and fire explosives in the mines Do the most damage.
Specializing in Russian Cluster Munitions
On the battlefield, he was dispatched like any other human deminer who came into contact with explosives. The robot deploys a robotic arm placed above its head to move munitions into pits filled with other explosives. After accumulating 50 to 100 shells, deminers detonated everything to safety. Currently, the bot is accompanied by one of the 10 HALO teams with already notorious names that have been deployed to Bucha and Brovary.
In addition to Spot,Other robots can also be operated in the field, using cutting potential traps to trigger cables or enclosing radar-scanning machines on the ground.Robots specially designed for these tasks, such as The 7-ton MV-4s are very effective, but in any case they lack the agility of the Spot, which can sneak everywhere, even in forests. The robot could also be used to clear houses trapped by Russian troops, spreading fear among the population.Right now, with just one Spot robot in action, the presence is still symbolic, but the HALO Trust says it’s able to deploy a dozen robotic dogs in the near future his team.