Sarcos To Demonstrate 'Snake Robot' Unmanned Ground Vehicle

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Sarcos To Demonstrate 'Snake Robot' Unmanned Ground Vehicle
Sarcos to release a first of its kind snake robot "Guardian S"

US Sarcos Corp will unveil "Guardian S" snake like robotic unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) which will be used for security, inspection and non-Destructive Testing.

The Guardian S will be displayed on August 30 at the National Tactical Officers Association Conference in USA. It is the first-ever commercially available energetically autonomous snake robot, the company announced Tuesday.

The snake robot is designed for use in a wide range of industries including public safety, security, disaster recovery, infrastructure inspection, aerospace, maritime, oil and gas, and mining.  

The Guardian S is expected to be available commercially in late Fall of this year. "Our commercially available robotic products, and those in development, will save lives, prevent injuries and mitigate risk as they are deployed to perform some of the world's most dangerous and difficult tasks." said Sarcos Co-Founder and Chairman Ben Wolff.

The Guardian S weighs less than 8 pounds and has up to 16 hours of battery life. It can carry a full suite of sensors and facilitates two-way real-time video and voice communications.

The robot is intuitive to use and can be tele-operated from miles away to reliably traverse challenging terrain including climbing stairs or passing through narrow culverts and pipes.

It can also scale the inside and outside of storage tanks, pipes, maritime vessels, vehicles and other vertical surfaces.

Sarcos will make the Guardian S available pursuant to an innovative Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering, with Sarcos providing free maintenance and upgrades to the robot.

Pricing for the service starts at US$1,500 per month, making the robot substantially more economical than any other UGV with similar capabilities.

Further, the robot is the culmination of years of research and in-field trials and it has been protected by more than 50 issued patents.

Due to restrictions imposed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Guardian S may only be supplied to companies and government agencies located within the US.

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