Buddy ROV

Buddy ROV is a zero turn robot capable of performing a variety of RP and engineering tasks from a safe distance.

  1. General Details

    Buddy ROV is a zero turn robot capable of performing a variety of RP and engineering tasks from a safe distance. Buddy ROV is the bigger brother to the RP-Buddy and primarily designed for outdoor use.  This platform is designed to be deployed in hazardous or high rad areas and perform visual inspections while acquiring a multitude or radiation detection data.

    Buddy is highly customizable and can carry an air sampler, Indexing Smear Arm, Mirion SPIR Explorer, as well as an RDS-31 survey meter and related probes. The air sampler and smear arm are paired with the controller for remote operation. A reverse camera and color system allows the operator to visually document the location of the smears.

    The system is designed to be ready for missions out-of-the-box and economical to own. Buddy uses standard smears, iodine cartridges and 47mm filter media. The batteries are standard SLA and provide up to 2 hours of operation.

  2. Features

    Runtime: 2 hours

    Top speed: ~300 ft/min

    Weight: ~50 Lbs including detector, pump and HD camera

    Dimensions: 24L”x34W”x22H”

    Battery: SLA 12v 7Ah x 2 (24v system)

    Operation type: ROV, Zero Turn

    Radio Frequencies: 2.4ghz LTE, AWM 900mhz

  3. Options

    Detector Options: SPIR Explorer, RDS-31, RadPro-10 air sampling pump, Smear Arm