Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK)
The Robotic Appliqué Kit (RAK) can be installed in about 15 minutes on 17 different models of Selectable Joystick Controlled (SJC) Bobcat loaders (skid-steer, all-wheel steer, or compact track). RAK temporarily transforms the Bobcat into a remotely operated “robot” capable of using more than 40 Bobcat-approved attachments. The loader can be sent down-range to handle large, deep-buried IEDs, vehicle-borne IEDs or land mines and unexploded ordnance. Upon completion of a mission, the operator can return the loader to manual operation by turning a key on the rear of the vehicle. The operator can also move a RAK from one SJC-equipped Bobcat loader to another, allowing the mission to dictate the optimal sized machine.
Any Bobcat Loader equipped with Bobcat’s Selectable Joystick Controls (SJC) is capable of using QinetiQ’s RAK System to become a high performance robotic platform.