“Your Mission Is to Save Lives” (What Are Computers For? pt iii of iixvii)

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iRobot PackBot EOD

Your mission is to save lives. PackBot EOD will help you do it better.

iRobot PackBot EOD is a rugged, lightweight robot designed to assist with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), HAZMAT, search-and-surveillance, hostage rescue and other vital law enforcement tasks for Bomb Squads, SWAT teams, military units and other authorities seeking to meet the security challenges of the 21st century.

PackBot EOD can handle a full range of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and conventional ordnance disposal challenges. Its lightweight, ruggedized OmniReach Manipulator System can reach as far as 2 meters in any direction to safely disrupt difficult-to-access IEDs, military ordnance, land mines and other incendiary devices.

This versatile robot quickly adapts to different IED, conventional ordnance and SWAT missions. With its compact profile and patented mobility platform, PackBot EOD operates with confidence on the toughest terrain from the stairs, curbs and rubble of urban terrain to the rocks, sand and mud of battlefield environments.

“PackBot, along with those drone planes, is one of the technological stars in Iraq.”
-USA Today


R-Gator: Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Built on the rugged John Deere M-Gator platform and enhanced with proven iRobot and Deere robotic controls, navigation and obstacle avoidance systems, the R-Gator is designed to serve numerous important roles, acting as unmanned scout, “point man,” perimeter guard, pack/ammo/supply carrier and more for soldiers, marines and airmen. In conjunction with John Deere, iRobot is producing a limited number of R-Gator prototypes in 2006.

To learn more about the Military R-Gator, check out the press release detailing the relationship between John Deere and iRobot: Press Release


http://www.irobot.com/sp.cfm?pageid=150 (an “r&d” project)


New Explosive Ordnance Mover is a 200-pound class, tracked vehicle with a small footprint and extremely high mobility. The NEOMover design incorporates a number of concepts present in other iRobot RCVs and helps demonstrate some of the advantages that modular payloads and common interfaces can bring to the EOD community.


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