Robot Lizards to Aid US Navy in Disaster Prevention

Revolutionary robots working in artificial intelligence and similar to lizards can be a real breakthrough for the armed forces. This was stated by the co-confident of the venture company, which specializes in the defense theme, Snowpoint Ventures, Dag Filippon in an exclusive interview with Fox News.

Filippon emphasized that in the context of modern threats it is important to make decisions and act as quickly as possible. One of the most promising areas, he called the development of Gecco Robotics robots by Gekko Robotics. These devices are able to move along various surfaces, like geckos, and use advanced methods of artificial intelligence to identify potential malfunctions and prevent disasters.

Gecco Robotics robots can carry out non-destructive control of tanks, boilers, vessels under pressure and other equipment, collecting a thousand times more information than traditional methods. Specially designed sensors allow you to evaluate the thickness of the walls, identify corrosion, and other types of damage.

The company has a number of robots in the arsenal of the company, including the TOKA series equipped with powerful magnetic wheels for effective and accurate inspection of equipment made from carbon steel. Robots are designed to withstand severe conditions and can be used around the world.

The Monarch series includes robots with compact and modular cargo compartments that can move in complex geometric forms and collect new layers of data. These robots are ideal for inspecting and assessing the state of objects such as aging concrete structures, including hydroelectric power plants, nuclear plants, and concrete bridges.

Filippon noted that the US Navy can benefit from the use of Gekko robots, as this will allow targeted maintenance, avoiding the replacement of entire areas that may not require repairs. Last year, the Navy approved the use of GECKO robots to create digital models of ships, which will help reduce the time for maintenance and avoid decaying ships for repair in the dock.

Filippon emphasized that despite the importance of such devices, key decisions should be made by people. “All this technology should help people in decision-making, and not make them for them,” he said in an interview with Fox News.

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