Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Club Speaker and Electric Vehicles Expert on Ronn Owens Show

Yesterday, The Commonwealth Club hosted a special two-hour panel discussion on the status of electric vehicles. The program was underwritten by the Mineta Transportation Institute.

Before the afternoon program, one of the panelists, Mark S. Duvall, the director of electric transportation at the Electric Power Research Institute, gave some background on this important topic during an appearance on KGO Radio's Ronn Owens Morning Show. To listen to the interview and call-in program, go to the KGO Radio web site and click on the link for the 10-11 am program.

If you missed the program at The Commonwealth Club, our member magazine, The Commonwealth, will be publishing an excerpt in an upcoming issue. But even before that, keep an ear open for it on The Club's radio network, which will be airing the discussion.


sam said...

ROBOCOP, a new police official for Commonwealth games

DELHI HAS got a new police official ROBOCOP who is very much in news these days. With the Commonwealth Games round the corner and reports of constant terror threats, ROBOCOP is the new Mini Remote Operating Vehicles (MROV) that will help commandos in a hostage situation and even defuse bombs.
Canada based ICOR Technology manufactured robot, ROBOCOP can not only trace the explosive but lift it and put it in a Total Containment Vehicle (TCV), which is used for defusing bombs. This way, bomb squad personnel will not have to expose themselves to the explosives.
MROV has a robotic arm with a 5 degree movement including a turret, shoulder, elbow, wrist and claw joint. It can lift approximately 20 kgs and drag up to 130 kgs. The caliber T5 robot are used by Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams across the world and can also drag injured people to safety, climb stairs and negotiate rocky terrain. It has a maximum speed of 8 km /hr.

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