RoVeR: Remotely operated vehicle for army

RoVeR: Remotely operated vehicle for army
RoVeR: Remotely operated vehicle for army
RoVeR: Remotely operated vehicle for army

A remotely operated ground vehicle (RoVeR) was designed and developed for use in counter terrorism and counter-insurgency operations by the Indian Army.The RoVeR can traverse difficult terrain, extreme slopes, inspect suspicious objects (e.g. improvised explosive devices) with a robotic arm (even when hidden under a bridge) and give visual feedback to an operator away at a safe distance of 0.5 km.

Features 

  • Inspect suspicious objects
  • Give visual feedback
  • Lift 20 kg objects at 3 m from front edge of chassis
  • Wireless control at 0.5 km outside line of sight
  • Climb 12 inch steps
  • Remotely operated water canon and shotgun attached to arm

Advantages

  • Half weight compared to imported rover of similar capability
  • Robust (patented) arm design no jamming
  • Able to reach below culvert unique for any rover
  • Easily attachable counter weights achieves the conflicting requirements of low vehicle weight, high weight lifting capability and stability with swivelling arm

Application

 

  • Remote inspection of suspicious objects
  • Removal of suspicious objects to safe location
  • Remote destruction / disposal of improvised explosive devices
     

Status

 

  • Successful field trials by the Indian Army under harsh operating conditions
  • Handed over to the College of Military Engineering,Pune for use by the Army