The Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) Pointman Tactical Robot was tested by police in Texas for possible deployment in Austin. The robot climbs and descends stairs, pushes doors open and is so rugged it can be thrown through a window. The robot has two cameras, the operator can monitor the live video, and it would be an asset for patrol officers. Departments would be able to send the robot into potentially dangerous areas before sending in an officer, which would eliminate the cost and time that calling SWAT requires.
Pointman is a compact and fast deploying tactical robot that keeps the operator at a safe standoff distance while providing video surveillance of multi-story structures, facility perimeters, and vehicles in first responder, SWAT and military settings.
Pointman provides daylight and lowlight video in a robust and highly mobile platform. The robot moves quickly over level terrain and negotiates obstacles and climb stairs. The camera boom assembly lies flat allowing Pointman to conduct inspections under vehicles including automobiles, commercial vehicles, and aircraft.
• High risk warrants
• Standoffs and/or barricaded suspect
• Under vehicle inspections
• Delivery system (cell phone, food, etc)
• Inspection of contaminated zones
• Lessen danger to team in all situations
In this video, a company rep shows off the latest TEA headsets that focus on budget-friendly new technology. New multi-comp system products tie tactical operators into their two-way radios or mobile devices, and TEA also offers training videos for their products that can be accessed online. Originally aired 02/22/2011.
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