The situational awareness mast (or Zippermast) from Geosystems Inc. is a telescoping linear actuator that can vertically translate a robot's sensor suite for better visibility. In this video, a Zippermast is affixed to an I-Robot Packbot. For more details, see Hizook.com -- hizook.com/blog/2008/12/22/geosystems-situational-awareness-mast-aka-zippermast

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