Unmanned Land Platforms: A Polish Specialty [Defence24 TV]
The Łukasiewicz-PIAP institute was showcasing its new products, during the second edition of the Defence24 DAY conference - including the Patrol robot, the ASBOP-Perkun air defence robot, or the modular Hunter platform (the heaviest and newly developed PIAP robot), or the Mobi-Target - a firearms training robot. The robots have been described by Col. [ret.] Józef Wrona, Ph.D. Hab. Eng.
The Łukasiewicz-PIAP robots are operated in 22 states - and this has been possible thanks to the cooperation between the industrial and scientific circles. As we were told by Col. [ret] Wrona, Łukasiewicz-PIAP is effectively competing with manufacturers or robots all around the world.
Cooperation with the Military University of Technology serves as an example of industrial-scientific cooperation. There, a “Center for Mobile Robots” is being established. It is to serve as an educational and training platform for the future operators of systems as such. They would develop, as Wrona said, the so-called “robotic awareness”, the acceptance of the presence of platforms as such in our daily lives. Łukasiewicz-PIAP robots do replace the human factor where extreme dangers emerge. Moreover, as Wrona emphasized, the robots replace, but they do not exclude human involvement - hence, they offer support.