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DOGO tactical battle robot

The company General Robotics from Israel will present at the Eurosatory 2016 exhibition, which will be held in the capital of France from 13 to 17 June, its new development - a tactical combat robot called DOGO. The robot is armed with a Glock-26 pistol. Thus, he became the world's first combat robot, who was armed with short-barreled weapons, reports the thematic edition The mini-robot is designed for use in melee during anti-terrorist operations. Its name, DOGO, is a tactical combat robot derived from Argentine dogs (sometimes called Argentine mastiffs, or Dogo Argentino), which are known for their guarding and hunting qualities. The breed was specially bred for hunting big game: pumas and wild boars.

Nowadays, it is rather difficult to surprise someone with combat robots, but almost all of them are fairly large, relatively heavy combat vehicles that weigh several hundred kilograms and sometimes even tons, and are equipped with heavy weapon systems: rocket launchers, machine guns or even rocket launchers. complexes. At the same time, for conducting police and anti-terrorist operations, especially in limited space, for example, inside buildings, in bunkers or tunnels, the use of such systems is simply impossible. More compact solutions are needed here. The exception to the rules is the Israeli tactical battle robot DOGO manufactured by General Robotics. Not so long ago, a video about this Israeli innovative development was presented on YouTube video hosting.

The development of this robot turned out to be quite a difficult technical task, since it was necessary to ensure the light weight of the whole structure, so that the robot could climb up the stairs without any preparation, easily moving in confined spaces. The developers spent a lot of effort on creating an intuitive and simple device control system, as well as a safe weapon activation system that would be resistant to recoil when fired and would provide the required accuracy of fire.

At the same time DOGO became the first in stories tactical combat robot, which was created specifically for a specific weapon, located on it on a permanent basis and fully integrated with all its systems. Unlike most other compact robots that do not carry any weapons, or substantially larger combat systems designed for the installation of replaceable combat modules with remote control, the Glock-26 9 mm caliber gun is installed on an Israeli tactical robot. The weight of the DOGO robot is approximately 12 kilograms, and the ammunition for the installed Glock-26 pistol is 14 cartridges.

DOGO tactical battle robot

The Glock-26, which is armed with an Israeli tactical combat robot, is an Austrian self-loading subcompact pistol, which is usually used for concealed carry. The capacity of the standard magazines for this “Glock” is 10 ammunition caliber 9x19 mm, but there are versions of the gun and with a larger magazine capacity, with an extended handle. The gun, placed on the DOGO robot, is equipped with a non-standard magazine for 14 cartridges. In addition to a pistol, a non-lethal impact weapon can be installed on the robot: a blinding laser, pepper spray, noise-noise charges, etc.

At the mention of a robot with a pistol many, most likely, seem to be an ordinary pistol, which is outside mounted on a special platform in some noticeable way. However, if you look at DOGO, you will not see any gun. Outwardly, this Israeli development is practically no different from many of its counterparts in the shop. Only a moving block, which can move in the vertical plane two additional front cameras, catches the eye. It is inside this block that the gun is located. And two additional cameras are used to aim from it.

The robot is equipped with a rather complex surveillance system, which consists of high-resolution 6 cameras. These cameras allow for all-round visibility. In addition, in the gun module there are two more cameras used by the operator for aiming. Thus, 8 cameras are located on the device. In addition, the tactical robot DOGO is equipped with a microphone and a speaker, which allow the device operator to communicate with the hostages or the enemy. It has a robot and an obstacle recognition system. For example, when approaching a ladder, the robot automatically switches to the optimum for lifting mode, without waiting for an additional command from the operator.

Built-in rechargeable batteries allow DOGO to maintain performance over 4-hours, while the maximum speed of its movement is 6 km / h. To control the combat tactical robot, a console was developed, which consists of special manipulators and a shock-resistant tablet computer. To detect targets, special software was loaded into DOGO, which automatically detects objects and allows the operator to point weapons at the target and hit the enemy with a simple tap on the tablet screen.

It is worth noting that the small General Robotics company, whose staff consists of only 15 employees, has already demonstrated its development several times both in Israel and abroad. Currently, the tactical robot is fully ready for mass production. This was preceded by a large amount of various tests, in which various scenarios of anti-terrorism, reconnaissance and combat missions were simulated, and thousands of test shots were fired.

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  1. corporal
    corporal 8 June 2016 05: 50
    Interestingly, our anti-terror units are testing similar foreign products?
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    And how is the trunk pointing vertically? Horizontal-understandable, by turning the robot, but in the vertical plane request I did not understand from the video.
    1. slovak007
      slovak007 8 June 2016 06: 23
      Viewed, the inner panel with the gun rises, like a page by the book. hi
      1. corporal
        corporal 8 June 2016 10: 24
        Quote: slovak007
        the inner panel with the gun rises like a page by a book.

        Yes, but there’s a fixed angle. Can the handle in the case itself still move vertically? request
        1. slovak007
          slovak007 8 June 2016 17: 37
          And for what? This is quite enough. His main goal is to investigate the situation in the premises, and the gun so, just in case.
  2. Lopatov
    Lopatov 8 June 2016 10: 26
    And what's the point of a gun? Absolutely useless unit.

    Here or the "pistol block" must be really brought to mind
    Or replace it with more adequate equipment.

    For example, a light-noise or chemical mortar for "spitting out". grenades. An acoustic device like the one used to break up demonstrations, a water cannon to destroy explosive devices ... and so on.
    1. potroshenko
      potroshenko 8 June 2016 11: 22
      You can and as you say, these are the nuances. The developers are great anyway.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 June 2016 15: 31
      "What is the point of a pistol? An absolutely useless unit." ////

      Doesn't kill? belay 10-25 meters - excellent. This robot is not for combined arms combat, but for sweeping stairs, rooms, corridors in urban combat, and against terrorists.
      In such operations, soldiers often die, the robot will help reduce losses.
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 8 June 2016 16: 26
        Quote: voyaka uh
        This robot is not for combined arms combat, but for sweeping stairs, rooms, corridors in urban combat, and against terrorists.

        what If it walks silently, well, or very quietly - then there is probably no price for such an apparatus in buildings, the only question is how it moves up the stairs and why the tracks? The wheels are lighter and softer, but the return can be extinguished.
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 8 June 2016 15: 31
      "What is the point of a pistol? An absolutely useless unit." ////

      Doesn't kill? belay 10-25 meters - excellent. This robot is not for combined arms combat, but for sweeping stairs, rooms, corridors in urban combat, and against terrorists.
      In such operations, soldiers often die, the robot will help reduce losses.
  3. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 8 June 2016 10: 29
    Battlefield 4. Now - and in real life. smile
  4. ivanovbg
    ivanovbg 8 June 2016 12: 03
    Sveti Georgi and his horse kill a snake ... in an electronic game :)
  5. marshes
    marshes 8 June 2016 12: 25
    Yes, an interesting thing, but a good name DOGO puppies from 10 thousand green with us.
    The previous model of the abandoned robot from the Israelis is not bad either, I forgot the name, but I saw a demonstration of the possibilities, only this Glock-26 didn’t have, a good gun by the way.
  6. Mooh
    Mooh 8 June 2016 13: 11
    Another radio-controlled toy with a loud PR. I especially liked the two standard 2.4 GHz aft antennas. It looks like the wifi toy is being controlled. Like helicopters for an iPhone. Only helicopters do not need to be controlled through walls and metal structures.
  7. Lens
    Lens 8 June 2016 14: 36
    But as for me, so damn. even an encore - if only to help people out of the trap! You can laugh and poke your finger, or you can painfully gather your spirit, about to make a throw in the doorway, to free the hostages. Then, probably, it’s not at all funny.
  8. Skubudu
    Skubudu 8 June 2016 14: 52
    I would take Glock 26 from this robot, and then Tavor from the operator
    1. cherina
      cherina 8 June 2016 15: 13
      Quote: Skubudu
      I would take Glock 26 from this robot, and then Tavor from the operator

      Yes, you would have climbed a bare heel on a saber, and then a plantain imposed on a wound write another writer
    MACCABI-TLV 8 June 2016 16: 36
    Quote: Spade
    And what's the point of a gun? Absolutely useless unit.

    The main task of the robot is reconnaissance. The ability to shoot is just a nice bonus!
  10. brn521
    brn521 8 June 2016 19: 00
    Not bad. The device does not look serious, it is unlikely that it will provoke terrorists into aggression against the hostages - this is the situation that is displayed in the video. This will give time to look around. And you can arm anything. For example, silent weapons chambered for SP-4 / SP-3.
    The next step is to make a normal stormtrooper robot. With a manipulator, bulletproof armor. And a reinforced turret so that there is no inertia at all. It would be interesting to look at such an assembly where the mouse is perfectly synchronized with the turret. I think an ordinary shooter will not be able to compete physically in terms of reaction time and pointing accuracy. It will be even easier than in computer games, because jumping, crouching, twitching and dodging is not necessary.
    Generally strange. Five years ago, it seemed to me that by that time such robots would be in bulk and specialized turret weapons would even begin to appear, sacrificing ergonomics for efficiency.
  11. Aqela
    Aqela 8 June 2016 20: 33
    Here I am invariably wondering why any remote-controlled device is now in the habit of calling it "robot" or "droid"? It seems like a robot should only be instructed to continue thinking with its brains. Or am I missing something?
  12. Michael_59
    Michael_59 8 June 2016 20: 57
    Means of delivering weapons to the terrorist o_O
  13. brn521
    brn521 9 June 2016 10: 23
    Quote: Michael_59
    Means of delivering weapons to the terrorist o_O

    Well, yes, but before that he was unarmed.
  14. max15243
    max15243 29 June 2016 01: 26
    An interesting device, but "raw" from a technical point of view. Why is there a standard pistol in the design? A special firing mechanism with the best performance characteristics and increased ammunition can be made in the same mass-dimensional parameters. It is generally easy to deal with such drones, it is enough to block the doorways with something, close the door, fill up with construction debris, seal it up with a net, etc. Much more interesting is the concept of a "hybrid" drone, capable of both driving and flying. There are already models of such devices.