Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Daksh Robot

Daksh is an electrically powered and remotely controlled robot used for locating, handling and destroying hazardous objects safely.It is developed by the DRDO and 90% of its components are indigenous. 

It is a battery-operated robot on wheels and its primary role is to recover bombs and IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). It locates bombs with an X-ray machine, picks them up with a gripper-arm and defuses them with a jet of water. It has a shotgun, which can break open locked doors, and it can scan cars for explosives. Daksh can also climb staircases, negotiate steep slopes, navigate narrow corridors and tow vehicles. It was officially inducted into the Indian Army in December 2011. 

Currently a weaponised version of Daksh is being developed with the objective of fighting militants in insurgency-hit areas and borders.


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