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Endeavor Robotics wins FirstLook contract

22nd September 2017 - 02:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Endeavor Robotics has received a contract from the US government to supply 75 FirstLook UGVs for immediate operational use, the company announced on 19 September.

The FirstLook UGV is a 5lb throwable robot that can be dropped 15ft onto concrete without sustaining injury. The robot can climb up to seven inches and can self-right when flipped over.

The UGV is designed to act as a soldier's eyes and ears, allowing the operator to increase their stand-off distance from potential threats. Day/night cameras and two-way audio provide the user with immediate awareness of the UGV's surroundings. The system is frequently used in assessing dangerous situations, clearing buildings and detecting IEDs.

Tom Frost, president, Endeavor Robotics, said: ‘FirstLook is the most preferred lightweight reconnaissance robot in its class because of how easily and quickly it can be deployed while withstanding the abuse of ground operations.

‘It gives me great pride to know that we are doing our part each and every day to reduce human exposure to potentially lethal situations.’

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