Tmsuk T-34: A Robot with Spidey Sense?

Posted 3 Feb 2009 at 20:05 UTC by steve Share This

We mentioned the Tmsuk T-34 in our last news roundup and now we've got video of the robot actually firing its net launcher at a human. Apparently, finding evil Ninjas skulking around your warehouse is a big problem in Japan, so Tmsuk Co. and Alacom Co., Ltd have jointly developed the T-34, a robot that nets bad guys, just like Spiderman. The robot can operate autonomously or be teleoperated from a mobile phone interface with a real-time video feed. It has a top speed of 10 km/h, allowing it to chase running humans. The T-34 rides on a 4 wheel base, is 520mm high, weighs 12kg and is equipped with sensitive audio sensors and listens for abnormal sounds as it patrols a secure area. It appears the T-34 uses off-the-shelf Nippon Koki net launchers. If you read Japanese, you can find more details and specs in Tmsuk's T-34 press release (PDF format). We also found a Reuters photo gallery of the T-34 in action. Video via Robot Watch.

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