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GeoSLAM and Blackdog Robotics sign partnership agreement to supply unmanned mobile indoor mapping solutions

Harriet Brewitt

GeoSLAM Ltd, the UK based pioneers of SLAM based mobile indoor mapping systems, and Blackdog Robotics, a leading US manufacturer of modular robots, have joined forces to offer law enforcement and first responders a unique rapid indoor mapping solution.

 

Mark Reid, COO at GeoSLAM “Since the launch of the ZEB-REVO system in March 2016 with its auto rotating sensor, the REVO has facilitated autonomous operation and deployment on multiple platforms. We are therefore excited to be working with Blackdog to take this one step further and mount the system on an unmanned platform that can be operated remotely. The amalgamation of these two robust, innovative, and compact technologies provides a very powerful solution that can be used for a myriad of applications”

Through a combination of the Blackdog mobile platform (which can be remotely operated at distances of more than 500m without line of sight) and the GeoSLAM ZEB-REVO mobile indoor mapping system it is now possible to quickly map in 3D a hazardous or dangerous environment without putting personnel at risk.

Mike Garrod CTO of Blackdog Robotics “Blackdog is a rugged multi-mission configurable robotic platform designed from the ground up for maximum modularity and ease of operation. With interchangeable deck modules the platform can quickly host a number of different cameras and sensors depending on the mission. The size and simplicity of the ZEB-REVO combined with the ability for remote operation makes it the perfect 3D mapping sensor for Blackdog”

The ability to quickly and remotely document a scene is critical to law enforcement and security personnel for risk management and tactical planning. When the ZEB-REVO is combined with on-board video, through which the system is navigated, the solution can provide mapping during high risk response and rescue operations. In addition, the system is ideal for mapping difficult to access or remote locations for engineering or inspection applications.

To find out more visit the GeoSLAM booth at Intergeo in Hall A3, Stand E3.002 or Blackdog Robotics at www.blackdogrobotics.com