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iRobot Tour: Prototypes and Research Projects

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IEEE Spectrum recently got a tour of iRobot's museum and got to look at a bunch of prototype robots and research projects. There's some pretty interesting ...

How To Drive A PackBot

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They call this guy "Scooby Doo," a 60 lb. robot from iRobot that defused 19 explosive devices in Iraq before being "killed" in action. Or ...

Military Roomba Cleans Land Mines With Explosions

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iRobot's new military robot cleans land mines and barbwire obstacles using the Mk7 Anti-personnel Obstacle Breaching System. And it is effective. Here's how it works. ...

iRobot Delivers 3,000th PackBot

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One of the most common robots in the military these days is the iRobot PackBot. In fact iRobot has shipped its 3,000th PackBot since the ...

Roomba Saves Child From Deadly Snake

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Looks like one Roomba has a confirmed kill. The corpse? A deadly viper. It shouldn't be a surprise that the Roomba is capable of kicking ...

iRobot’s Flesh Blob Chembot Makes Its Creepy Debut

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iRobot has just prototyped this squashy blob of a bot that can squeeze through small holes. Which is pretty handy for killing humans and spying. ...

iRobot And Hasbro’s Creepy Offspring: “My Real Baby”

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iRobot and toy company Hasbro got together back in 2000, did the nasty in the robotics lab and this is their offspring. A baby doll ...

iRobot Develops “Autonomous Vehicle Kit” That Transforms Any Vehicle Into A Robot

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iRobot never stands still. They are ever vigilant in creating our robot future. The bastards! This one is pretty cool though. iRobot has developed an ...

Future Warbot Powered By Xbox Controller

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Military unmanned ground vehicles that can haul soldier equipment or scout perimeters have to be simple and intuitive to operate. That's apparently why an XBox ...

Taser-Equipped PackBot

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PackBot wants to stop terrorists so badly that it is now recruiting innocent subjects for target practice. You couldn't pay me enough to get tasered ...

iRobot Plans To Potty Train The Roomba

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Roombas are pretty autonomous and self-sufficient. But not when it comes to cleaning themselves. They just can't do it. That may change one day soon ...

iRobot Develops Square-Sided Roomba

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The Roomba is great, but it doesn't get your corners very clean. Well, iRobot has developed a new Roomba design that features a square front ...