Posts Tagged ‘iRobot’

Army Places Order For iRobot Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Early last month, iRobot Corp received a $12.7 million order from Army Contracting Command for 68 model 310 SUGV robots and spares kits with the delivery completed by next month. This is the second order under a IDIQ contract that is valid through September 2015. So far, the Army has taken delivery of 138 robots and spares kits. IDIQ contracts can be tricky with lofty ceilings and actual orders turning out to be a fraction of the full value. Literally, this is an off-the-shelf purchase and it’s a testament to iRobot’s confidence in this system to deliver so quickly. These are complicated systems and you don’t let them sit on the shelf if they aren’t going to sell.

Many are familiar with the model 510 Packbot used by EOD. The 310 is slightly smaller and fits in a MOLLE pack.
It runs for up to 6 hours using 2 x BB-2590/U batteries (or 1.5 hours with 2 BB-2557/U batteries). The 4 built-in cameras include 1 with 40x zoom and IR and white light illumination for low-light and no-light operations. It also features a dextrous arm that is controlled by a standard Xbox 360 controller making training easy for many operators.

Overall, iRobot has delivered over 4,500 UGVs woldwide including over 600 of the 310 model.

iRobot products are available to units and agencies who are not covered under this IDIQ contract through ADS Inc.

Warrior Expo 2011 – iRobot

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A great overview of iRobot’s line brought to you by Warrior Expo 2011.

Check Out iRobot at Warrior Expo

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Robots on the battlefield are becoming more and more prolific. And, while they aren’t about to replace us just yet, they can take on quite a few duties that keep humans out of harm’s way. One company that is leading the charge to develop more capable robot systems is iRobot.

iRobot will be on hand at Warrior Expo East to demonstrate their wares and Friday, 15 July, they will provide a presentation in their booth entitled, “Government & Industrial Robots: Robots that make a Difference”. More than 4,000 iRobot robots have been fielded to military and civil defense forces worldwide that pull duty performing search, reconnaissance, surveillance, IED inspection, bomb disposal, mounted and dismounted operations.