Small RCV Evaluation (Matilda & Talon)
In support of the Department of Homeland Security’s System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) Program, the Minneapolis Police Department’s and the Miami Police Department’s bomb squads, together with IDD’s Operational Analysis Team, evaluated the Mesa Matilda Block II and Foster-Miller Talon IIIB robotic platforms. These evaluations allowed actual users to rate the performance of the robot against specific mission tasks and to comment on the robot’s technical characteristics. The results of these evaluations are posted on the SAVER Web site to assist bomb squads across the country in selecting robotic platforms to meet their needs. First responders can register to access these reports at http://saver.tamu.edu/.