Media May 2011

Robots Aid in Quake Recovery

UK defence contractor QinetiQ Group PLC is providing unmanned-vehicle equipment with related support and training to aid Japan’s natural disaster recovery efforts, the Asahi Shimbun reported on 15 April.

The equipment from the Hampshire firm’s North American arm helps “critical and complex recovery tasks from a safe distance”, with remote operation of shovels, buckets, grapples, tree cutters and other tools, and includes cameras as well as night vision and thermal imagers.