IRobot Celebrates First Robot Casualty In Iraq

Posted: Apr 14 2004, 12:25am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:27pm CDT, in Other Stuff


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iRobot celebrates first Robot Casualty in Iraq

iRobot Corporation learned last week from the Pentagon that one of its PackBot robots was "destroyed in action" for the first time.

Its destruction meant the life of a U.S. soldier may well have been saved, iRobot states.

The 42-pound PackBot Scout, costs around $50,000.
iRobot signed a contract worth an estimated $32 million to develop a smaller, more advanced form of the PackBot for the U.S. military.
More details in CNN story and on

By the way, iRobot is also the maker of the Roomba Vacuum Robot ().

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