Military Roomba Cleans Land Mines With Explosions

Military Roomba Cleans Land Mines With Explosions

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iRobot’s new military robot cleans land mines and barbwire obstacles using the Mk7 Anti-personnel Obstacle Breaching System. And it is effective.

Here’s how it works. The soldiers remotely drive the robot close to the field that needs to be crossed. Then, Warrior fires the APOBS, a rocket that tows a line of fragmentation grenade 45 meters long across the air. Once the line is deployed on the ground, the grenades explode, taking with them any hidden land mines or improvised explosive devices. The result is a clear, secure path for infantry and vehicles to cross.

[Gizmodo]