Routinely there are situations where operators need to explore unknown buildings quickly and from a safe distance. Our autonomy module accessory is ideal for these special mapping tasks. Cutting edge technology allows operators to both map the environment and autonomously navigate back to home or to waypoints set by the operator. Aided by sensors the autonomy module creates, in real time, exact 2D and 3D maps showing the operator the layout of the building. This provides information as to where the robot has traveled making it easy to ensure that the entire building has been properly searched. Obstacles are detected and a map can be generated even in complete darkness. Maps can be saved and further processed offline for use in tactical planning or after action reports.
The use of speech recognition technology enables users to operate our robots faster and more conveniently in many situations. Operator-independent voice control is based on the latest technologies of artificial intelligence, especially neural networks. The system responds to natural language similar to many home automation systems, without the need to teach the system your individual voice or commands. Voice commands means that even less experienced operators can easily carry out defusing tasks with the robot and concentrate on the essentials. Our system also offers advantages for experienced users: Instead of searching for commands in submenus the operator simply calls out a voice command, allowing their hands to stay ready on the joysticks. Unlike other voice activation systems our speech recognition does not require access to the internet and is instead securely processed within our system. We see great potential in this future technology for further simplifying the control of our robots and will continue to advance the technology.