BioMimetic Systems in the News

Robot gives snipers owl eyes

By Gregory Mone, CNN/Popular Science, January 2007
"...When a shot is fired, the incoming sound waves pass over four microphones, and a processor parses the data to pinpoint the source of the sound, all in a few milliseconds. The system can recognize weapons by their report, and thus ignore friendly fire..."

Developers Choose iRobot Platforms To Create Robot Applications

iRobot Press Release, June 2006
"...BioMimetic Systems, has developed a payload prototype dubbed the REDOWL (Robot Enhanced Detection Outpost with Lasers) for the iRobot PackBot. It is an acoustic detection system that allows soldiers and first responders to locate snipers and mortars once the first shot is fired at personnel or vehicles..."

BioMimetic Systems, Inc

NSTI Nanotech 2006, May 2006
"BioMimetic Systems specializes in cutting edge sensor technology that focuses on acoustics for military, industrial, and medical applications..."

iRobot and Boston Univ. Photonics Center Unveil Advanced Sniper Detection System for iRobot PackBot

REDOWL Project Press Release, October 2005
"...REDOWL features an Acoustic Direction Finding (ADF) system developed by BioMimetic Systems. The ADF is based on advanced 'neural circuits'; emulating human hearing and provides accurate detection and bearing information in high background noise environments..."

BU technology is the brain behind new military robot prototype

By Rebecca Lipchitz, BU Today, October 2005
"... 'Initially we were only thinking about medical applications,' says Socrates Deligeorges (ENG '96, '04), president of BioMimetic Systems, who invented the technology used in REDOWL. 'We are specifically modeling human hearing, to make [a sensor] behave like a human being or an animal would behave.'..."

Battlefield robot can detect snipers

Associated Press, MSNBC, October 2005
"...The system pairs optical equipment from Insight Technology Inc. with acoustic sensors from BioMimetic Systems. The devices are built into in a book-sized metal box weighing about 5 pounds and mounted atop an arm extending from a PackBot..."

Researchers equip robot with sniper-detecting capability

By Mark Jewell, USA Today, October 2005
"...In field tests last month at a firing range, the system was successful 94% of the time in locating the source of more than 150 rounds from 9 mm pistols and M-16 and AK-47 rifles fired from more than 100 meters away..."

Robotic-vacuum maker, BU team up on antisniper device

By Hiawatha Bray, The Boston Globe, October 2005
"...'You'll actually see the sniper before the smoke disappears from the shot,' said Joe Dyer, iRobot's executive vice president and general manager..."

Advanced Sniper Detection System For iRobot PackBot Unveiled

Space War, October 2005
"...'Combining optics and acoustics systems together with iRobot's PackBot to detect and locate a source of hostile fire or track moving vehicles, day or night, is a first in systems integration for unmanned vehicles.'..."
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