Do you have a robot partner? A-T Solutions does

A-T Solutions Inc. has formed a partnership with HDT Global, a robotics manufacturer, to add an advanced robotic arm to its military and law enforcement offerings.

The company wants to add HDT’s robotic arm technology to its anti-explosives products because it will let bomb technicians evaluate and defuse explosives from a safer distance, said Dennis Kelly, president and CEO of A-T Solutions.

HDT Global claims its MK2 Robotic Arm has the near-human dexterity. It was developed as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency initiative to create advanced prosthetics.

The arm is a lightweight, high-strength remote device that can use any tool meant for human hands and can perform many tasks previously impossible for a robotic arm, A-T Solutions said in its announcement. The MK2 is capable of handling a power drill, inspecting a suspicious package, unzipping a backpack and disabling explosive devices.

The robotic arm is compatible with a majority of the robots and mounting systems currently in use by military and law enforcement organizations worldwide.

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