aunav unveils bomb disposal robot with adaptable geometry system

22 September 2020 (Last Updated September 22nd, 2020 15:18)

aunav has launched aunav.NEO, an explosive disposal robot with an adaptable geometry system.

aunav unveils bomb disposal robot with adaptable geometry system
An image of new aunav.NEO. Credit: © 2020 everis Aeroespacial y Defensa SLU.

aunav has launched aunav.NEO, an explosive disposal robot with an adaptable geometry system.

The robot is designed to defuse improvised explosives and ammunition in tight spaces such as aircraft, bus, subway aisles, or underground tunnels.

aunav.NEO can also be used by the security and armed forces to neutralise chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats.

The variable geometry system enables the robot to adjust its width during a mission to operate in different scenarios.

The device is also equipped with self-stabilisation technology that allows aunav.NEO to remain in a horizontal position in relation to the ground while moving through stairs, ramps and uneven terrain.

aunav general director Pablo Vázquez said: “The engineering involved in this project is added to 17 years of experience in the field of robotics for explosives deactivation and gives us the edge and the knowledge to incorporate unique technologies in the sector. We can therefore truly say that because of its versatility, the aunav.NEO fuses several robots into one.

“Maintaining the characteristically robust reliability of all our products, the aunav.NEO is also the lightest robot in our catalogue and incorporates state-of-the-art technology.

“The objective of aunav is to provide security and armed forces with cutting-edge solutions so that they can safely approach high-risk situations with the maximum guarantee of success.”

Manufactured at the aunav facilities in Huesca, Spain, aunav.NEO is a demountable robot and can be re-assembled by two people.

The arms, flippers and batteries of the system can be detached, allowing the operator to transport aunav.NEO in a wide range of vehicles.

Additionally, aunav.NEO allows the easy incorporation and exchange of different accessories to suit varying mission requirements.