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HARV Gives Soldiers A Robots Eye View

HARV Gives Soldiers A Robots Eye View

Have you ever wondered how they plan to improve battlefield robots? Power of the mind perhaps? Well may be not yet but we are half way there with the Head-Aimed Remote Viewer.

Battlefield robots have been in use for a while now proving their worth in many situations. But no matter how good they may perform it will never stop researchers looking for new ways to improve the robots for optimal use on the battlefield.

The HARV – Head-Aimed Remote Viewer – is a new development by Chatten Associates which promises to do just that, claiming to improve mission performance by 300% to 400%.Check Out The Video After The Jump

HARV Robot Vision For Soldiers

HARV Robot Vision For Soldiers

The device consists of a gimbal-mounted video system on the robot, paired with gyro-equipped goggles that let the solider control the robots line of sight by moving his head. The setup also offers a 36x optical zoom and night vision. The company hopes to add some new features next year including a thermal imagery, a higher resolution, and a laser range finder.

“It’s not like watching a TV screen; it’s more like standing there looking through slightly tinted glasses…..

Head-aiming capitalizes on the visual processing capability of the human mind yielding results that are three to four times faster than an ordinary pan/tilt systems with flat panel displays



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