The Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT) is a series of robots that, working in unison, are capable of gently moving a suspect vehicle away so that it can safely be disposed.
In Europe, terrorism threatens horrific loss of life, extensive disruption to city transport and damage to commercial real estate. Vehicles provide an ideal delivery mechanism for improvised explosive devices because they can be meticulously prepared well in advance of deployment and then brought into the Area of Operations. Furthermore, a real and present danger also comes from the threat of Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Nuclear contamination. Current methods of bomb disruption and neutralisation are hindered in the event that the device is shielded, blocked or for whatever reason cannot be accessed for examination.
AVERT can provide an autonomous capability to remove blocking vehicles which is not currently available. Remote operation, self-powered and onboard sensors provides a new capability that can operate alongside existing technologies, thereby enhancing bomb disposal response, speed and safety.
|“A mass-market robotic cocktail maker.”|
|Not SkyNet Yet, But Kiva Robots Are One Step Closer|
|Distributed Flight Array: Modular Flying Robots|
|“The team used a modified Roomba with a jigsaw attached to cut lumber on a plank.”|
|Boston Dynamics' Robot does Parkour|
|“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”|
|“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Recycled Vacuum Lamps|
|U.S.S. Enterprise Owner's Manual|
|“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“A deep fake sex video emerges in a Google search of your name.”|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A new residential building under construction will feature a flying car skyport on the roof.”|