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Teledyne FLIR Defense Integrates Gas Detector on Spot Robot

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April 7, 2022

Teledyne FLIR Defense, a division of Teledyne Technologies, has announced it teamed with MFE Inspection Solutions to integrate the FLIR MUVE C360 multi-gas detector on Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot, as well as commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The integrated solutions aim to enable remote monitoring of chemical threats in industrial and public safety applications.

The MUVE C360 detects and classifies airborne gas or chemical hazards, allowing industrial safety officers and inspectors to perform their jobs more safely and efficiently with remote sensing capabilities from the air and ground. The C360 is designed to operate with the Spot mobile robot, which can autonomously inspect dangerous, inaccessible, or remote environments. The C360 also works with common commercial drones, which lets operators fly the C360 into a scene to perform hazard assessments in real time.

“By deploying a chemical detector on drones and ground robots, industrial managers can identify dangerous situations from a safe distance, keeping operators out of harm’s way and speeding corrective measures,” said David Cullen, vice president and general manager of unmanned and integrated solutions at Teledyne FLIR Defense. “We’re pleased to be teaming with MFE to provide innovative technology solutions like MUVE C360 that put distance between good people and bad things.”

In addition to Spot, the C360 can deliver continuous threat  information in real time with UAS platforms, including the Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger, which offers secure data communications for defense and homeland security applications. The C360 Partnership Program also offers potential partners the opportunity to become a certified C360 integrator.

“Being able to utilize the FLIR MUVE C360 on Boston Dynamics’ Spot and commonly used UAS systems for inspection make this payload one of the most versatile sensors we have in our toolbox today,” said Jason Acerbi, general manager at MFE Inspection Solutions. “Whether during day-to-day checks or an emergency response event, our clients take air quality monitoring seriously, from ground level to the tallest assets inside an oil and gas facility.”

For more details on the C360, visit the Teledyne FLIR Defense website here.

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