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iRobot Secures 100th Patent

Answer: U.S. patent (U.S. 8,108,092) Question: What is iRobot’s 100th patent, Alex? Correct! Bedford, Mass.-based iRobot Corp. has hit the century mark in terms of patents, a milestone, which it describes as “an important attainment reflecting the company's ongoing attention...

iRobot Announces Lightweight Throwable Robot

Bedford, MA-based iRobot has announced a pre-production prototype of an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the iRobot 110 FirstLook. Designed to assist its operator with observation and investigation of confined spaces, the rugged “throwable” robot features four built-in cameras, two-way...

iRobot in Deal to Provide 125 PackBots

 iRobot Corp.  has announced a $20.3 million order from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The deal calls for iRobot to deliver 125 PackBot Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) robots, as well as spare parts. The company will also provide repairs...

iRobot Ships 3,000+ PackBot Tactical Mobile Robots

 iRobot Corp., which today announced positive financial results has delivered over 3,000 PackBot tactical mobile robots since their introduction in 2002. PackBot is designed to allow soldiers and public safety workers to insert themselves into dangerous situations and investigate suspicious...

Novint Adds Tactile Feedback for PackBot Operators

Novint Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a subcontract with iRobot Corp. for a military robotics project funded by the Secretary of Defense Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise through the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC).   The arrangement calls for Novint to co-develop...

Engineers Look to Improve Military Robots

The Boston Globe has a story today about Bedford, MA-based iRobot, and how the company is working on improved technology for its PackBot line of battlefield robots.   According to the report, iRobot has received a grant from the US...

iRobot's Angle Honored with Lifetime Achievement

iRobot announced today that the company's chairman and CEO would be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the DEMOfall 2009 conference in San Diego.   Colin Angle will reportedly be presented with the award for his "significant contribution to...