Robotic Appliqué Kit
Transforms over 20 vehicle types into a high-performance robotic platform
QinetiQ North America’s Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK) temporarily transforms a Bobcat into a remotely operated robot. This unmanned vehicle can be operated in both manned and unmanned modes and is equipped with numerous safety features that distance first responders and military personnel from dangerous situations.
Used in war zones to handle deeply buried IED’s and construction sites for demolition and operating in hazardous terrain, our RAK kit has assisted in a variety of dangerous missions since 2001 and kept their operators at a safe distance.
- Easy installation – installed in about 15 minutes!
- Combat and field proven
- Automates over 20 vehicle types
- Multiple optional autonomy features
- Night vision and thermal camera options
- Microphone, radio options, GPS
- Three controller options
- Multiple safety features
- Operates in all weather and environments
- Designed to meet MIL-STD-810G standards
Expertise in Action:
In collaboration with the Japanese government, QNA sent our unmanned systems into Japan in April 2011 to assist with the country’s natural disaster recovery efforts. This included our Robotic Appliqué Kits. The unmanned Bobcat loaders included seven cameras, night vision, thermal imaging, microphones, two-way radio systems and radiation sensors, and were able to be operated from more than a mile away to safely remove rubble and debris, dig up buried objects and carry smaller equipment. In addition to the unmanned equipment, a team of QinetiQ North America technical experts provided onsite training and support to Japan’s disaster response personnel.