iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive

By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive
The remains of an iRobot PackBot EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) named 'Scooby Doo' that was destroyed on its 19th mission in Iraq. The owner shipped the destroyed robot's pieces back to the United States hoping that the unit could be repaired. However,
iRobot demonstrates its latest military robots, including the Scooby Doo- PackBot EOD, which helps soldiers discover and disarm improvised explosive devices, and the PackBot 510, which features a video-game-style hand controller.

Photos: Paul Morigi


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