Development of Armed Robots by DRDO
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has not started any project to develop Robots who can work like soldiers posted at the border. However, DRDO has developed Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) – ‘Daksha’, which is an automated mobile platform for multi-purpose payloads.
It is an electrically powered state-of-the-art Robot capable of being remotely controlled over a distance of 500 metres line-of-sight and can be utilized continuously for 3 hours before recharge. It has stair climbing capability and can be used primarily for handling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). This remotely operated vehicle has been developed indigenously.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri Tarun Vijay in Rajya Sabha today.
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