Smart-AI Optimises System for Robotic and C-UAS Applications
General Robotics will introduce the Smart-AI Pitbull – the latest version of the Pitbull remote control weapons station (RCWS) at Eurosatory 2022. The system offers enhanced AI-driven capabilities, enabling armoured vehicles and unmanned platforms to substantially improve their situational awareness, response rate, and firepower.
The baseline Pitbull is a lightweight RCWS, designed to mount 7.62 or 12.7mm machineguns, 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, EO sensors and other payloads. Unlike other conventional RCWS, the Smart-AI Pitbull maintains constant, full awareness of its surroundings, regardless of situation.
Smart-AI enables Pitbull to continuously and autonomously detects, tracks and calculates the predicted positions of threats and friendly forces, using its target prediction algorithm (TPA). “These advanced functions complement the human operator, enabling the human to be always in control and decide when to press the trigger,” commented CEO, Shahar Gal. Processing the user’s ‘Point & Shoot’ command and trigger pull, in real time, the system determines the right time to fire so as to score a perfect shot. “This function is optional, and can be activated or disabled, as some users want to maintain full control of the weapon at all times“.
Smart-AI Pitbull’s self-awareness functions optimise it for robotic systems applications, implemented on IAI’s Jaguar UGV, operated by the Israeli Defense Forces. It can also be configured for the C-UAS mission, featuring both soft- and hard-kill measures.
Other new systems on display will include the latest DOGO MKIII and its smaller sibling, the Chameleon. The new DOGO MKIII has improved cameras, target tracking, night vision, faster Point & Shoot capability, and is designed to accommodate additional weapons. DOGO has become a well-known weaponised robot, operational with multiple special forces and SWAT units in high-risk situations. General Robotics backs the DOGO with its Anti-Terror Warranty, providing repair or replacement for DOGO units lost in combat. The new Chamelon adds unique features for special operations, including MESH-based multi-robot operation and the ability to climb vertical metallic surfaces.