University Develops Mini-Robots

Ad Feedback - JERUSALEM, Israel - Bar Ilan University researchers are perfecting mini-robots that would protect Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops patrolling enemy borders.

Dr. Gal Kaminka and Professor Sarit Kraus, who work in the university's computer sciences department, displayed their proteges at an academic science fair this week.

Equipped with various sensors, warning systems and video ability, the vacuum-sized robots work as a team to patrol an area.

According to Kaminka, the enemy would be hard pressed to access the robots' security network or predict their next move.

"The integration of robots in the military has been worked on for years, and we see only small, pilot-less planes that don't have to deal with difficult terrain," Kaminka said.

"Now these robots are an important step in integrating land robots that will save manpower in the military," he said.

The Defense Ministry provided the funding to develop the robots.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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