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Taurus Dexterous Robot

The Taurus system for military and domestic bomb disposal squads addresses challenges presented when inerting explosive devices such as IEDs and ground explosive ordnance (EOD), and when removing hazardous materials. SRI Robotics welcomes the opportunity to partner with government and commercial organizations to customize and deploy the next generation of robust, industry-leading manipulation solutions.

The remotely operated, 14x5.2-inch Taurus bomb disposal robot provides bomb squad operators fine motor control in a compact frame. To intercept and defuse devices, the robot relays high-definition 3D images and tactile feedback to a technician from a safe distance.

The bomb disposal robot is easy to use: according to IEEE Spectrum, it works so well that users forget they are working remotely.

Easy to Use

  • Intuitive interface for effective use with minimal initial or recurring training.
  • Stereoscopic high-definition 3D immersive display with remote tilt, zoom, and focus
  • Natural alignment of hand motions to visual perspective


  • Two independently controlled manipulators, each with eight degrees of freedom, provide the Taurus system’s unprecedented fine manipulation.
  • The only platform that provides the ability to remotely perform delicate manipulation tasks far beyond the capability of current EOD robotics systems.
  • Lightweight, modular design to allows users to customize the system to operational needs.


  • Multiple mounting options allow attachment to most EOD platforms
  • Remotely mountable tool attachments provide cutting, grinding, grasping, sampling, and remote electrical measurement (oscilloscope) functions
  • Integrated visible and IR lighting
  • Video streaming and recording
  • Large dexterous workspace and payload
  • Manipulates external tools relevant to bomb squad operations
  • Tolerant to communication link interruptions
Preliminary Specifications
Mechanical Robot Weight 15 lb
Payload Weight 4 lb. at full extension
Minimum Entry Porthole Size 14 in x 5.2 in
Operating Workspace 42 in x 33 in x 33 in
Robot Width, Compact 15 in
Gripper Range, Actuated 1 in
Cutting Force Capacity 24 AWG
Average Power 60 W
Battery Life 7 h
Communication Link Copper, fiber-optic, RF
Positioning Resolution 0.005 in

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