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78 Show report | Xponential 2023 if only required to stand still. Its maximum endurance is 5 hours if it’s standing without a payload, or up to 2 hours with continuous walking. “The B1 can do indoor inspections of industrial facilities like oil & gas installations or power stations,” Yang explained. “For this it can carry Lidars, robotic arms, thermal imagers, microphones and speakers. “In addition, our AI-powered visual recognition camera can detect objects to collect data on them, and that data can be delivered to the local operations centre in real time. If needed, operators can also control the robotic arm remotely, if it’s integrated on the B, for emergency situations such as switching off a valve or other device.” The robot B1 can also be deployed for fire safety and rescue operations, using sensors such as thermal imagers and gas detectors to scout around or get close to burning buildings, or go inside of buildings where a fire seems to have been quenched but not yet deemed safe for humans to enter. The B1 can hence survey for survivors, the presence of poisonous gases, fire or other problems that can determine whether human rescue workers can proceed. The Go1 meanwhile comes in three versions, the Go1 Air, Pro, and Edu. The Go1 Air and Pro are consumer and retailoriented solutions, capable of carrying 4 kg of payload each, but with much reduced programming capabilities than the Edu. This is the education and research variation, and has interfaces for scientific programming, Python coding, 2D or 3D radar, and 4G among other subsystems. Hitec displayed several new servo actuators. First was its SG10BLDroneCAN/CAN, which is part of the company’s SG series of industrial-grade actuators; at the time of writing, it was due to enter production shortly. “The SG10BL runs on a CAN protocol to enable detailed feedback and real-time MTBF information, and is Mil-Spec rated for ruggedisation,” said Shawn Spiker. “It’ll be the smallest of the series but with similar long-life brushless DC motors and other components selected for durability, running on power inputs of up to 15 V DC.” Also on display was the SG15BLDroneCAN/CAN, the next size up in the series from the SG10BL, and already in production. The system runs using similar components, protocols and power input as the SG10BL, but has a 15 mm diameter, hence its product designation. “Above that is the SG20,” Spiker added “Its 20 mm size is quite standard for hobby servos but it’s much more powerful than those, with an aluminium case and two versions, one running on 15 V DC, the other on 32 V DC. “Lastly, our newest system on the market, the MDB961WP, is waterproof to IP67. It can run on 8-32 V, incorporate CAN or DroneCAN, and produce up to 60 kg of force per metre. “It also has a new gear case design, with hardened steel gears, enabling the actuator to spread out its loads and withstand greater axial and radial forces, making for a much more durable and long-lasting servo than our past products. “We’ve been testing it for 8 months, and some of our customers who are also running tests on it are getting up to 5000 hours of continuous operation out of them – over five times the lifespan of our previous generation of servos.” The company also showcased lowprofile versions of the MDB961WP, the MDB777 and MDB778. These also feature hardened steel gears, aluminium casings and IP67 ratings, with their MTBFs likely to be similarly close (although inevitably they will be slightly lower as a function of their smaller sizes). UXV Technologies showed the Soldier Robotic Controller (SRoC), its new GCS solution which has been BlueUASapproved and designed to serve as a standard (non-customisable) handheld device for operators of uncrewed systems in defence operations. “The SRoC is based around the Panasonic FZ-S1 tablet, so it’s an Android device, and we’re developing it in collaboration with other companies through a procurement by the US Defence Innovation Unit,” commented Simon Vestergaard. “A key element of the SRoC is its August/September 2023 | Uncrewed Systems Technology Hitec’s MDB961WP-CAN