- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Jackson Hole engineering firm has secured a $1.9 million federal contract to develop the next generation of land mine-detecting robots.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1P1s5kB ) Square One Systems Design will use the funds from the Department of Defense to advance their “Tri-Sphere” walking robot.

The robot uses transmitters and receivers in its feet to capture photos and locate explosives buried beneath the surface. Square One’s director of engineering, Robert Viola, says the technology has been in the works for six years.

Square One will partner with another Jackson Hole company, GH20 Machining, and Northeastern University to build demonstration models. The finished prototypes will be field tested in Arizona.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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