UK police study Haifa’s anti-terror robots
SENIOR MEMBERS of the British police, armed forces and security services were able to view for themselves the latest cutting-edge Israeli security and anti-terror technology at a special presentation in London this week.
Five scientists from the Centre for Security Science and Technology at Haifa’s Technion University spoke at the Institute of Directors about current and future developments.
Professor Ehud Keinan demonstrated his pocket-sized explosives tester, which can detect tiny amounts of improvised explosives — the kind often used by terrorists, including London’s 7/7 bombers, in home-made devices.
ProfessorAlonWolfshowedhisSnake Robot. The snake-shaped machine can fit into tiny spaces, and in between rubble in the case of a disaster. It sends pictures and is also being developed to detect if people are dead or alive.
Professor Ron Kimmel, an expert in face recognition, presented a device which can identify people regardless of their facial expression and even if part of their face is hidden.
The head of the centre, Professor Abraham Marmur, told the JC: “Terror threats are now very numerous, and they can appear any time, anywhere. But no-one can solve the problem alone, so we are here to connect the need and the know-how so we can work together.”
Alon Wolf’s Snake Robot, shown to disaster experts in London