CyberGlove Systems Provides Shadow Robot Company with CyberGlove to
Help Defuse Afghanistan Situation
Shadow Uses CyberGlove Systems' CyberGlove to control robotic hand that enables remote
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2009 -- It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. With the
present conflict in Afghanistan and the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on the battlefield, a
safer method of defusing IEDs needed to be created. Shadow Robot Company approached the UK's Ministry of
Defense with a proposal to create a teleoperated robotic hand connected to a robot that would enable soldiers in
the field to safely defuse IEDs through a remote wireless connection. Shadow needed a way to control their robot
hand, and Inition UK provided the ideal solution, in the form of the CyberGlove Systems CyberGlove®. With
the CyberGlove, soldiers can defuse IEDs from a safe distance, away from the blast zone and out of harms way.
"I am proud to work with companies that make an effort to save lives," said Faisal Yazadi, CEO of CyberGlove
Systems. "Inition and Shadow Robot have definitely taken a novel approach to a very serious problem. For
Inition and Shadow Robot to choose the CyberGlove for this endeavor, it shows that our product is accurate and
reliable enough to handle the intense demands of robotic IED disposal. I'm also excited at the possibilities of
other uses for this robotic system, such as remote handling of hazardous materials and remote repairs to places
that are impossible for humans to safely reach."
The UK Ministry of Defense has been testing the device for the past 6 months and is looking to bring capabilities
based on it into service as soon as it is proven.
For more information, please contact Faisal Yazadi, CEO of CyberGlove Systems, at
fyazadi(at)cyberglovesystems.com, Jeff Ferguson at Inition at jeff.ferguson(at)inition.co.uk, or Rich Walker, MD
of Shadow Robot Company, rw(at)shadowrobot.com.
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