The Very First Bomb Disposal Robot

The original bomb disposal "Robot" was invented in 1972 by Lieutenant-Colonel 'Peter' Miller. Cobbled together from the chassis of an electrically operated wheelbarrow and designed to carry a hook beneath a car so that it could be towed to a safe location without endangering an EOD officer. These initial "Wheelbarrow's" have been through dozens of generations over the decades and have evolved into modern machines equipped with pincers, disruptors and jammers capable of taking on most improvised explosive devices and even some of the expert-made ones.

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