Bellingham’s police department offers a rare opportunity to see their bomb disposal robot and control van. The manipulator can reach 8ft high, it can go up and down curbs and stairs, and it can reach under cars. The side of the manipulator is mounted with two shotgun barrels that can be loaded with water or water payloads fired by shaped charges. These water bullets can destroy a bomb or tear through a car door, but have nowhere near the range of a solid round or lead shot.
The robot’s wheels can be removed so as to pass thru narrow doorways.