An inside look at Andros F6A- the bomb disposal robot

With each call, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office's hazardous device unit prepares for the unknown.

"We don't like to move fast; we like to move effectively. We don't like to rush through any type of a bomb call out," said Deputy Mike Day.

Commander Mike Day, rounds up his team and gear. One of the most important members is Andros F6A, their bomb disposal robot.

"It has a camera where I can raise up," said Deputy Day.

The robot comes equipped with four cameras.

"I can have a look around. I can zoom in and out of things," he said.

It also has a microphone and speaker for communicating with people; an arm that can open, lift or move objects and the ability to drag an injured person to safety.

Andros operates like a tank. It can navigate all types of surfaces and can even be used to take x-rays of a suspicious item.

Andros becomes a part of the team, replacing a human body and keeping the team safe.

"Safety is number one and safety dictates what we do in every situation," said Deputy Day.

On its most recent mission, Andros worked alongside another robot from the Sarasota Police Department. to examine a suspicious package outside Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

From a safe distance, investigators were able to a see close-up image of the device, x-ray it and determine it was not a threat.

"We always take every item seriously. We take it seriously and then work our way back down," said Deputy Day.

Deputy Day's team is backed by technology and human skill to prepare them from whatever call comes in.

"You have to believe your eyes. That is part of the job. You have to understand what you have got and see it," said Deputy Day.