October 3, 2012 (El Cajon) -- They are on the front lines of finding and defusing bombs. Take a trip into the world of robots as the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit showcases its high tech tools at a Robo Expo.
Members of the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit will have a display at the San Diego Science Alliance Robotic Education Expo on Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the Cuyamaca Community College Student Center, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon.
This free event is open to the public. It's a gathering of teachers, students, parents and community members to explore resources for all things robotic in San Diego County. Community outreach is a top priority of the Sheriff’s Department and the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit is dedicated to inspiring students to learn about science, technology, math and engineering.
Two robots will be used in the demonstration. They can climb stairs and even open doors. They also have cameras on board which relay images back to the operator via a hand‐held control. The robots can also carry and manipulate delicate items during bomb disposal missions.