Hostage crisis has become a common act by terrorists. Recent siege in Algeria has shook the world and the death toll still remains uncertain. Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, said 37 foreign nationals from eight countries and one Algerian died in the siege with five more people unaccounted for. Soldiers need to act spontaneously and contain the situation. They need to have a rough picture about the situation. RC controlled planes move fast and cannot go inside the buildings without being noticed. And also during battles on hilly terrains, spying becomes a difficult task and few examples mentioned above will not be able to do the task. Anything that helps soldiers survive and do their jobs better is certainly welcome. An autonomous robotic vehicle is an excellent choice as it meets the requirements. The vehicle should be able to spy in areas where human access is restricted and also it should not topple when spying on rough terrain and could be controlled from anywhere without range restrictions. In future there might be a time when all the human soldiers are replaced with robots.
G. Pratyush, Jaganath, B., Prithivin, L., Sivraj, P., and V, K., “GSM Controlled Topple Resistant Spybot”, India Educators' Conference (TIIEC), 2013 Texas Instruments. IEEE, Bangalore, pp. 237-242, 2013.