RChBD troops were the first to use robots within the Russian Armed Forces to handle special tasks, the press service said.
These included KPR mobile robot systems and RD-RKhR remotely controlled radiation and chemical reconnaissance systems, according to the press service.
"These robotic systems help resolve the radiation and chemical reconnaissance-related tasks amid elevated concentrations of hazardous chemicals, and high levels of radiation, which excludes the presence of personnel," the press service added.
A total of 22 robotic systems were developed in Russia between 2015 and 2016, including a new robot recently presented by the Central Research Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
It is a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle, 1.4 meters long and about one meter wide, weighing about more than 270 kilograms.
The robot's uniqueness is that its sensors are capable of detecting radiation sources, registering their location and determining their strength. Additionally, the robot's circular view monitor helps to detect the source of gamma radiation, Rossiyskaya Gazeta said.
The robot can be run via a radio communication channel at a distance of up to 500 meters and by cable connection — at a distance of about one hundred meters.