A lab at the University of Michigan is developing a radar system to detect concealed bombs and weapons, according to media reports.
The idea first took shape when researchers manipulated a radar device similar to the kind law enforcement agencies use to detect the speeds of drivers.
A new radar system being developed at the University of Michigan could help detect concealed weapons in crowd situations.
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The U-M lab is now working on a smaller version of the radar system for a robot using funding from the U.S. Army, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The device could easily be used in public places because it does not need to be close to an individual to detect a device like a metal detector needs to be, according to the report.
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