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,
2iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – Successful Missions
Seen written on one of Scooby Doo’s interior components is a list of mission successes. They include destroying one UXO (unexploded ordnance), 17 IED (improvised explosive devices) and 1 VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive device).
3iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – RedOwl Advanced Sniper Detection System
An iRobot PackBot with the RedOwl Advanced Sniper Detection System, which can detect and locate snipers, mortars and other acoustic signatures on the battlefield, is seen in action.
4iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – Personnel Display
The iRobot PackBot personnel display.
5iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – PackBot with EOD Kit
PackBot Program Manager Tom Frost briefs the audience on the capabilities of the iRobot PackBot with EOD Kit. This robot helps soldiers and first responders to detect, disable and disarm IEDs.
6iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – PackBot Camera and Lights
iRobot PackBot camera and lights.
7iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – PackBot Grippers
iRobot PackBot grippers.
8iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – iRobot FCS SUGV
Rob Smith, director of marketing for iRobot, briefs the audience on the iRobot FCS (Future Combat Systems) SUGV (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle), which weighs less than 30 pounds and is used primarily for reconnaissance and surveillance missions.
9iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – iRobots Joe Dyer
Retired Vice Adm. Joe Dyer, president of the Government and Industrial Robots Division at iRobot, addresses the audience at the first-ever iRobot Demo Day and Test Drive Event at the National Press Club on June 6 in Washington, D.C.
10iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – Video-Game-Style Hand Controller
An iRobot operator uses a COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hand controller, based on PlayStation/Xbox technology, connected to a PCC (personal control console) to operate robot movement.
11iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – Tom Frost Demonstrates Hand Controller
PackBot Program Manager Tom Frost uses a COTS hand controller to operate robot movement.
12iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – PackBot 510 Series with EOD
The life-saving iRobot PackBot 510 Series with EOD demonstrates its strength by lifting a 30-pound, 105-mm shell, making it twice as strong as the previous model. The 510 also features iRobot’s newest hand controller innovation: a video-game-style control
13iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – iRobot Warrior with EOD Kit
The prototype 250-pound iRobot Warrior with EOD Kit is seen lifting a 155-mm shell. The Warrior can operate at speeds up to 15 mph sustained and its arm can lift 1.5 times its weight.
14iRobot Takes Military Bots for a Test Drive – Warrior Ideal for EOD, Firefighting
The iRobot Warrior with EOD is ideal for the toughest field missions, such as explosive ordnance disposal, battlefield casualty extraction and firefighting.