UK MoD Tests Chemical Detection Drones and UGVs

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UK MoD Tests Chemical Detection Drones and UGVs
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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it has tested a new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties. The multi-million-pound project, co-funded by the MoD and the Home Office, includes robots that can ‘read’ and climb stairs and miniature drones weighing less than a bar of soap which could soon come into service to rapidly assess hazardous scenes.

The aim of the ground-breaking research, named Project Minerva, is to reduce the risk to emergency services and front-line troops attending incidents or operations...

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