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tEODor EOD robot
The tEODor is a heavy-duty EOD robot used by the Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service for disarming improvised explosives, such as roadside bombs and car bombs.
By attaching chemical and radiological sensors, the tEODor can also be used for reconnaissance in dangerous situations. The robot helps to significantly reduce the risks run by EOD teams.
Minimum height 124 cm
Minimum length 135 cm
Minimum width 69 cm
Maximum operating height 286 cm
Weight 375 kg
In use with Royal Netherlands Army, Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (DEODS)
Features The robot is capable of pushing a car off its spot. The tEODor is equipped with caterpillar tracks and is therefore suitable for use in various terrain conditions. Its dimensions also allow it to be used in houses. In exceptionally dangerous situations, the tEODor is capable of carrying out the tasks of the EOD team members.
The tEODor is operated by remote control, either radiographically or via a cable link. The robot has caterpillar tracks and is battery-driven.
The tEODor is equipped with 6 cameras. Images from the cameras are displayed on the control panel. The cameras transmit clear images, even in the dark.
The tEODor has a manipulator arm with a ‘gripper’, allowing the robot to pick up objects. The ‘gripper’ can also be used to lay an explosive charge next to an improvised explosive.
It is also possible to mount recoilless weapons, specifically intended for disarming improvised explosives, on the tEODor.
For dangerous objects and explosives, the tEODor can be used for:
Identifying and then dealing with objects;
Gaining access to buildings, vehicles and closed areas;
Reconnaissance, monitoring and investigation with built-in or special cameras;
Transporting, positioning and remote control of measuring equipment;
Searching for booby traps and concealed explosive devices
The tEODor makes use of:
- various additional equipment (such as weapons and pincers) for disarming dangerous objects and explosives;
- various electrical and mechanical tools.
The tEODor is used for national security tasks in the Netherlands, such as investigating suspicious packages. The Telemax, the ‘little brother’ of the tEODor, is mainly intended for use during missions abroad.