Robotic Applique Kit For Bobcat Loaders
QinetiQ North America’s Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK) can be installed in about 15 minutes on 17 different models of Selectable Joystick Controlled (SJC) Bobcat® loaders (skid-steer, all-wheel steer, or compact track). The controller kit works on 16,000+ SJC Bobcat loaders produced since 2001 and sold worldwide.
RAK temporarily transforms the Bobcat® into a remotely operated “robot” capable of using more than 40 Bobcat-approved attachments. The loader can be sent down-range to handle large, deep-buried IEDs, vehicle-borne IEDs or land mines and unexploded ordnance. Upon completion of a mission, the operator can return the loader to manual operation by turning a key on the rear of the vehicle. The operator can also move a RAK from one SJC-equipped Bobcat loader to another, allowing the mission to dictate the optimal sized machine.