The Merlin Robotic Vehicle has been designed to provide the optimum in precision manipulation, weapons deployment and surveillance capabilities on a small highly mobile platform. The Merlin vehicle has been Designed to be "Multi-configurable" to permit its use in a variety of Tactical, EOD and Security operations with such features as Multi-positionable camera / Vision systems and a removable Boom / Manipulator / Weapons assembly. This "multi-configurable" capability will permit Merlin to drive under most automobiles or low height passages such as culverts or "crawl spaces" under buildings to provide visual inspection to the operator. Based on Its' small size envelope, light weight and agility, Merlin also is highly functional in environments such as the close confines of aircraft cabins.
Merlin's unique track drive system provides reliable operation over virtually any type of terrain in any weather condition, and the rugged construction of its' on-board handling systems provides enormous lift capacity relative to the small size of the vehicle. Despite its' small size and weight, the Merlin vehicle is fully capable of deploying and firing vehicle mounted Disruptors or Dearmers in EOD operations.
The computer based Command / Control system utilizes the latest in field proven technologies to provide an unequalled level of control and confidence to the operator. The Merlin Vehicle comes equipped with more standard features than any other Robotic vehicle of its type in the world market. Items such as Turret rotation, Manipulator Elbow Axis, Shock reducing disruptor mounts, X-Ray deployment systems are standard equipment, not expensive options that increase the base cost of the Robot.
As with all of our Robotic Vehicles, Merlin features "State of the Art" modular electronics, with such operator friendly features as 2 way audio, and multi-positional cameras which provide improved vision capability to the operator. Command and control of drive, boom and manipulator functions are achieved through the use of proportional speed joysticks for maximum operational simplicity.
Overall Vehicle Dimensions
Manipulator / Boom System