Inuktun is no stranger to the importance of robots in the real world but due to the confidentiality protocols of some clientele we don’t often hear, or cannot reveal, the results or successes that our IM3™ technology provides.
Inuktun has provided robotics modules for companies in the nuclear industry such as Hitachi and Toshiba, most recently to take part in the ongoing assessment of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. While we understand our crawler modules succeeded in delivering our client’s rad hardened sensor system, we were not privy to the findings.
Recently our Technical Sales Manager, Jeff Christopherson, made his way to the shores of Nova Scotia to take part in an ongoing search for buried treasure using Inuktun’s Spectrum 120HD™ high definition pan, tilt and zoom camera. With a full 1080p resolution, high quality optical zoom and high intensity LED lights the Spectrum 120HD™ was sure to uncover… something? Be sure to check Inuktun’s blog, on TRACK, to see what the remote inspection camera revealed.
Sci-Fi robots are here now: https://news.vice.com/story/we-tested-method-2-a-hulking-robot-straight-out-of-science-fiction.
This week we found a recently aired VICE News documentary that takes a look at how evolved robotics have become. “It’s like something from a Sci-Fi film,” is a phrase we hear often to describe Inuktun’s Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) robots, so when VICE used that very phrase to describe the spectacular creation it caught our attention.
In Gunpo South Korea, Hankook Mirae Chairman Yang Jin-Ho and team have been creating an exoskeleton robot, claiming it to be the world’s first manned bipedal robot, known as the “Method 2” prototype. Fans of Michael Bay’s Transformers should thrill at the sight of it.
“Using a robot when so many lives are at stake offers advantages in terms of versatility, safety and efficiency” says Yang Jin-Ho, Chairman, Hankook Mirae Technology.
The Method 2 prototype reminds us about how important robotics has been for many disaster relief efforts: Inuktun robotic crawlers and inspection cameras have sifted through rubble and debris for survivors after 9/11 in New York, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and the collapse of Utah’s Crandall Canyon mine. Our IM3™ technology has been featured on History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island and more recently on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. The growing importance for robotics and the fame of our remote visual inspection (RVI) cameras and crawlers continue to grow.