G. iRobot

iRobot receives funding for bomb-defusing bot
August 11th, 2009 - Alexis

iRobot's PackBot puts the solder in soldier.

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) of the United States of America (those who develop, deliver and maintain the systems and sea crafts for the United States Navy) have awarded a whopping 13.5 million dollar contract to those hard-working innovators over at iRobot! That’s a lot of capacitors!

This funding will be used in the research and development of  ”robots capable of identifying and disabling improvised explosive devices. The PackBot MTRS (Man Transportable Robotic System) will be similar to the PackBot 500 robot — more than 2,500 of those are already in use by the military.” source

See the picture above to get a view of the PackBot- looks like the Rambo to Meticulor‘s Sheriff Will Teasle.

We salute those life saving robots, and iRobot as well! Ten’shun!

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