You know what they say, where there is a will, there is a way. Suleman Khan, an MSc final year student at the Institute of Physics and Electronics, University of Peshawar (UOP), has managed to figure out a way to develop a low-cost wireless bomb defusing robot which will definitely be more than welcome, as it offers an extra line of defence for bomb disposal squad (BDS) personnel to fall back upon.
According to Khan, this robot invention of his has a primary objective, which is to offer remote-controlled analysis of a suspicious packet. Apart from that, the robotic arm allows someone to manipulate the packet remotely, while visual feedback is sent back to the person controlling the robot in a user-friendly manner. Of course, there are limitations to this robot, where it can defuse bombs of up to 21 kilogrammes, within a distance of 15 to 20 meter radius, while a wireless camera functions as its “eye” for live visual transmission. Of course, defusing bombs would not be the only job function for this robot, as it can also tunnel view an object, perform experiments in hazardous environments as well as play a little bit of 007 by being involved in espionage activities as and when possible.