Queensland Police Add Upgraded ‘Ozbot’ to Special Emergency Response Team

Published by , March 13, 2017 12:08 pm

(QueenslandGovernment)  The Queensland Police Minister recently announced a newly upgraded Queensland Police Service robot, designed to enhance community and officer safety. Commissioner Ian Stewart said the larger, upgraded robot reduced the complexity of control so the operators can focus on policing objectives and strategy more efficiently. The most recent, upgraded model was received by the departments’ Special Emergency Response (SERT) team in January. It has not just equipped officers to force doors and windows using a remotely controlled, steady mechanical force but has additionally provided the remote capability and size to pull victims from harm’s way.
The department is using the ‘OzBot’ series of police robots that been under development for 15 years and form part of a network centric ecosystem, in which an operator can control one or many robots at the same time using advanced control software. “The commitment to community and officer safety is evident in the joint force which is the QPS SERT team and Deakin University, in conjunction with the Palaszczuk Government,” Police Minister Ryan said.

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