Remotec ANDROS

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ANDROS F6A on display at AUVSI 2005

The ANDROS is a series of remote control military robots designed by REMOTEC, a subsidiary of the company Northrup Grumman. The ANDROS series is primarily designed for military, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), and law enforcement or SWAT applications.

ANDROS Variants[edit]

  • F6-A is the basic variant. Its dimensions are 52" x 29" x 56.5" (L X W X H), it weighs 485 lbs, has 4 cameras, and a manipulator arm capable of lifting 25 lbs at full extension.[1]
  • MarkV-A1 has a similar design to the F6-A model, but is appreciably larger with a weight of 790 lbs.[1]
  • Mini ANDROS-II is a smaller variation of the design. Its dimensions are 53" x 24.5" x 27" (L X W X H) and it has a weight of 225 lbs.[1]
  • Wolverine is a wheeled and optionally tracked design and is the largest in the ANDROS family at 810 lbs.[1]
  • HD-1 is wheeled and optionally tracked like the Wolverine, but is the smallest (and newest) ANDROS variant, weighing 200 lbs.[1]
ANDROS Wolverine V2 used by MSHA in the Sago Mine disaster response.[2]

Other Variants[edit]

  • Wolverine V2 REMOTEC has also created a mine-permissible variant of the Wolverine for use by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. With the added safety equipment, the V2 weighs 1200 lbs. The V2 was a custom design solution and is not offered for sale with the other models.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Northrup Grumman Mission Systems:Remotec Products". 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Mine Rescue Robot". 2009. Retrieved February 4, 2009. 

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