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MTGR MICRO ground tactical microrobot

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The MTGR MICRO ground tactical microrobot is a unique and reliable lightweight platform. It has high maneuverability on rough terrain, as well as indoors. Manufactured by the Israeli company Roboteam, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The system includes the MTGR platform, the ROCU control unit and the corresponding payload. This high performance system features an uncomplicated and intuitive control interface. MTGR has been specifically designed for the needs of the army, law enforcement and public security forces around the world. Among other things, the microrobot is designed to work with explosive objects, special operations, solving tactical tasks or monitoring public safety.



It comes in two configurations: the explosive ordnance Disposal (EOD) and the reconnaissance robot (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR). The robot is very maneuverable, easily overcomes obstacles and quickly climbs the stairs in order to explore several floors of buildings before ground forces enter them. Due to interchangeability, the MTGR communication technology allows one operator to control multiple land, sea or air platforms. The robot is controlled by a portable consul (Ruggedized Operator Control Unit, ROCU) with a high-resolution touchscreen display and a joystick. Data transmission is carried out through the encrypted channel MANET Data Link.



A standard set of robot sensors typically includes day / night cameras, a microphone, a laser pointer and a speaker.

MTGR MICRO ground tactical microrobot


With its own weight in 7 kg, its payload is 9 kg, the maximum range of 480 meters from the operator, and autonomy - 2-4 hours, depending on the mode of operation.



The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) opted for MTGR because of its size, mobility, and ability to climb stairs. SOCOM operators used MTGR to inspect buildings before storming them. The robot was maneuverable enough to move between boulders and in caves that were half destroyed by the explosion. Roboteam was able to conclude a contract with SOCOM due to its promptness: an existing robot was able to satisfy all the demands made by the US Army.



Currently, the US Army is testing the possibility of adopting MTGR into service with regular infantry. In addition to SOCOM, the microrobot was adopted by the Multi-Purpose Force, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice. In total, more than 100 devices are already in operation. The microrobot was also ordered by the US Army Special Operations Command, the US Navy Special Operations Command, the FBI Hostage Rescue Group, the US Border Guard Special Purpose Group, the United States Marine Corps Combat Engineering Division, the United Explosives Disarmament Team, the New York Fire Department .



TECH SPECS:
Length: 45.46 cm
Width: 36.83 cm
Height: 14.47 cm
Weight: kg 7.2 or kg 8.6 (with wheels)
Maximum payload: 9 kg
Speed: 3 km per hour (0.8 m / s)
The ability to climb stairs: a corner of a staircase 45 °, height of a step 20.32 cm
Connection: Encrypted channel MANET Data Link
Maximum range: 480 meters from the operator
Power supply 14B MIL STD or 24В Roboteam battery
Hours: 2-4 hours (depending on the mode of operation)
Interface Connectors: Power Load (12-28 Volts), Ethernet RJ45, RS232, Video / Audio
Mechanical interfaces: quick connectors and standard Picatinny rails
Built-in GPS
Video and cameras: review on 360 ° in real time, day / night, 10-fold increase, audio communication
Module tilt sensor: –20 ° - + 90 °
Operating temperature range: –20 ° С - + 60 ° С
Lighting module: infrared illumination on 360 °, front white LEDs
Reliability Specification: IP65


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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 19 November 2013 09: 27 New
    +4
    The future belongs to combat robots. Already now you can equip some models with machine guns and put them into battle. True, you need to think about the security of the control channel so that the enemy could not take control of the control.
    1. Spectrum
      Spectrum 20 November 2013 11: 23 New
      +1
      This already looks like the future of military robots, not that walking humanoid bulky, expensive and vulnerable, however, the characteristics are not impressive yet. It's time to develop electromagnetic grenades, or jammers of a new level.
  2. Ols76
    Ols76 19 November 2013 09: 34 New
    +3
    The idea of ​​creating MTGR deserves attention because it will reduce the risk to people. I hope Russia will not lag behind and will also be engaged in the development of microrobots.
    1. Excalibur
      Excalibur 19 November 2013 23: 20 New
      +1
      Quote: Ols76
      I hope Russia will not lag behind and will also be engaged in the development of microrobots.

      Russia has a different technology: "women give birth to new".
  3. AVV
    AVV 19 November 2013 11: 05 New
    +3
    For mine clearing, for reconnaissance, and a lot of useful things in the military department, the Ministry of Emergencies and other structures, robotic vehicles will take their places over time !!! During the Chernobyl accident, such vehicles were worth their weight in gold !!! And the development of this sector of technology is gaining momentum !!!
    1. ICT
      ICT 19 November 2013 12: 13 New
      +2
      Quote: AVV
      The future belongs to combat robots. Already now you can equip some samples with machine guns and put into battle

      equip the AI ​​and wait for the "SCREAMS" to be born lol , I recently heard somewhere that a home robot vacuum cleaner has committed suicide so that it does not take long to wait
      1. Professor
        19 November 2013 12: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: TIT
        I recently heard somewhere that a home robot vacuum cleaner has committed suicide so that it does not take long to wait

        It was an accident, he drove onto the stove and fried. It seems that someone helped him with this, since these robots move exclusively on the floor and he is physically unable to climb the slab. Perhaps it was like this: "Mom, it's not me, he himself crawled onto the stove ..."
        1. atalef
          atalef 19 November 2013 14: 02 New
          +1
          Quote: Professor
          I recently heard somewhere that a home robot vacuum cleaner has committed suicide so that it does not take long to wait
          It was an accident, he drove onto the stove and fried. It seems that someone helped him with this, since these robots move exclusively on the floor and he is physically unable to climb the slab. Perhaps it was like this: "Mom, it's not me, he himself crawled onto the stove ..."

          Yes, I had a friend of her 87-year-old mother (with the initial form of Alzheimer's) put an electric kettle on gas and was very surprised that the kettles do not boil, but burn
        2. ICT
          ICT 19 November 2013 14: 47 New
          0
          Quote: Professor
          It was an accident, he drove onto the stove and roasted

          out of the corner of my ear somewhere for the sake of hearing about in details not in the know
  4. atalef
    atalef 19 November 2013 14: 06 New
    0
    Perhaps it was like this: "Mom, it's not me, he himself crawled onto the stove ..."

    not it was more like that
  5. spirit
    spirit 19 November 2013 15: 21 New
    0
    Does Rogozin already want this? laughing not?
  6. Tourist Breakfast
    Tourist Breakfast 19 November 2013 18: 04 New
    0
    This robot is not unique. Unless it is somewhat smaller and lighter than the analogues that are in service with the army and special services of the same USA and other countries of the world.
    The truth is accordingly less and payload.
    1. Professor
      19 November 2013 22: 43 New
      +1
      Its "uniqueness" is in its modularity, mobility and autonomy.
      1. Tourist Breakfast
        Tourist Breakfast 20 November 2013 14: 12 New
        0
        Its "uniqueness" is in its modularity, mobility and autonomy.

        What is the difference from models from other manufacturers? The same "iRobot" makes a similar device, which is quite common all over the world.
        1. Professor
          20 November 2013 17: 49 New
          0
          Quote: Tourist's Breakfast
          What is the difference from models from other manufacturers? The same "iRobot" makes a similar device, which is quite common all over the world.

          The SUGV has a power reserve of just one and a half hours, less passable and fewer canopies.
          1. Tourist Breakfast
            Tourist Breakfast 21 November 2013 12: 40 New
            0
            The SUGV has a power reserve of just one and a half hours, less passable and fewer canopies.

            I'm actually talking about the PackBot 510. There are a lot of canopies there, and the power reserve depends on the battery capacity. As for cross-country ability - why did you decide which is worse?
            1. Professor
              21 November 2013 12: 55 New
              0
              Quote: Tourist's Breakfast
              I'm actually talking about PackBot 510.

              It weighs 11 kg without batteries + a 3 kg manipulator, only its controller weighs like an entire micro robot ... Not many different weight categories.
              1. Tourist Breakfast
                Tourist Breakfast 21 November 2013 16: 53 New
                0
                8.6 kg versus 11 kg is not a big difference. The larger the robot, the larger the payload. And so - any whim for the customer's money. By the way - the speed of "mine" is 5.8 miles per hour against three kilometers per hour for "your". Miracles do not happen - you want less and easier, you have to sacrifice something else.
                1. Professor
                  22 November 2013 14: 52 New
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                  Quote: Tourist's Breakfast
                  8.6 kg versus 11 kg is not such a big difference.

                  It is the lightest in its category.
                  ROBOTEAM Introduces New Configurations for Its Heavy Duty MTGR Robot
      2. Engineer
        Engineer 28 November 2013 22: 33 New
        +1
        The presented sample does not have a function of autonomy. Autonomous combat robotic systems require one unit, which is called the inertial-navigation unit (IIB) control and navigation. As a rule, the IIB includes a triad of gyroscopes (VOG or KLG) and accelerometers equipped with an odometer / DIS and a satellite navigation system.
  7. tchoni
    tchoni 22 November 2013 14: 47 New
    0
    Perhaps more specialization is needed. For engineering parts - a sapper robot with a manipulator. For security services - a mobile firing point with the rudiments of "intellect" and a machine gun. For a combat unit in the city - a miniature and extremely cheap scout robot with a camera or, in general, a self-propelled mon-ka or an ozmka, preferably with a group control function from one remote control.

    The current is MITCHES .... As long as our inerals comb and understand, and the Zirdukovs are stolen and singled out - you understand.