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Smarter robot raises skills to clear landmines

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: 20 May, 2009  (Company News)
According to the United Nations, the detection and clearance of bombs is especially important in Afghanistan, where large numbers of landmines litter the countryside and have injured 200,000 people because of the almost continuous fighting since the late 1970s.
To combat that, more than 2,500 anti-mine robots - created and built by the QinetiQ international defence and security technology group headquartered in the United Kingdom - have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, QinetiQs unique Talon family of robots has been extended to ensure it continues to meet the ever-changing demands of detecting and clearing unexploded military shells and mortars, home-made bombs and mines.

( Source - London Press Service)
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