PIAP GRYF will support the Border Guard officers in Katowice
The Border Guard outpost at the Katowice-Pyrzowice airport has received a new explosive ordnance disposal robot PIAP GRYF by Łukasiewicz-PIAP.
By the end of December 2020, the latest medium-sized (48 kg) EOD robot will be delivered to the officers of the Special Intervention Unit of the Border Guard – a specialised unit responding to various threats, ensuring security of the international airport and trained to carry out autonomous operations, including: explosive ordnance reconnaissance, from interventions and detentions to explosive ordnance disposal.
A digital model of PIAP GRYF robot supplied by the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP is the most advanced version yet of this locally and internationally recognised robot developed by Łukasiewicz – PIAP.
The mobile explosive ordnance disposal robot is designed for neutralisation of hazardous items and devices, including explosive ordnances. The robot can identify, secure and handle the suspicious packages for neutralisation or, in extreme cases, the explosive ordnance can be neutralised on-site using robot accessories.
A hybrid drive ensures ease of movement on any surface in different conditions, including buildings and stairs. The wheels can be detached to reduce its size for use in narrow spaces, e.g. on board of the aircraft. The robot is fitted with cameras with infrared IR illuminators for day and night operations, high resolution camera with 33x optical zoom and grip camera for easy handling of hazardous items. The robot is controlled using a state-of-the-art handheld control panel and the trained officer can remotely identify the content of suspicious packages, luggage or hazardous objects.
More information on mobile robots and special task equipment by Łukasiewicz – PIAP are available at www.antyterroryzm.com.