Two years ago the Nexter Group announced the creation of a new subsidiary, Nexter Robotics, specialised in the design and marketing of land and air-land robots for defence and security applications.
In 2013, Nexter Robotics acquired Wifibot, expert in the design of low cost research and development robots. Armed with a consolidated and diversified range, in 2014 Nexter Robotics sold more than 50 systems to customers such as the GIGN, the Swiss police, Burma and the Dutch Army.
Today Nexter Robotics is still working on strengthening the versatility of the NERVA® robot, which can already carry out varied missions in defence, security, surveillance and rescue domains. Among the new functionalities of the NERVA® robot shown at the IDEX exhibition (Stand CP240/260), the highlights include the introduction of new modules (3D vehicle scan, 2-channel audio intercom, etc.), a new mobility kit with tracks to extend the robot’s deployment zone (stairs, ruins, etc.) and a lighter portable control station that facilitates on-foot operations. New semi-autonomous assistance functions have also been developed, including personnel tracking, autonomous navigation and multi-robot supervision.
Laurent Bouraoui, Technical Director of Nexter Robotics, announced "Today, NERVA® has reached its full maturity and has all the capabilities required to provide a real operational advantage to the forces".