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Syrian Rescue Robot 6
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

Demonstrating a robot, one of the designers concedes that the project has been difficult financially. His wife had to sell their car in order to fund the project, but there is interest from Doctors Without Borders.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 7
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

One of the designers, who asked his face not be shown, demonstrates a small robot meant to carry coffee around the hotel and can be controlled with a remote controlled glove.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 9
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

The builders have been renting out a small warehouse in the auto-repair district of Kilis. After telling the Turkish authorities that they are building a 'chocolate machine', they have worked relatively undisturbed.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 1
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

At a small warehouse in a Turkish border town, two Syrians are close to completing a robot that would save civilians from sniper fire.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 10
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
29 Nov 2013

Using rendering software, the designers have been able to create detailed schematics of the robotic arms.

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Syrian Rescue Robot 8
Kilis, Turkey
By Leyland Cecco
01 Jan 2013

The former hacker turned robot developer has spent the last year in a cramped hotel room experimenting with remote controls and circuits.