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iRobot Receives $21 Million from U.S. Navy to Dispose of IEDs

Gadgehit writes: "iRobot Corporation, a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $21 million order from the United States Navy for 100 bomb disposal robots. The Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) MK 1 MOD 1 robot has been proven to work in combat, and is able to remotely perform disposal of improvised explosive devices (IEDs)."

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gaffyh1932d ago

Gotta say, it's nice to see that they're actually thinking about the safety of their soldiers.

halocursed1932d ago

Those robot clearly don't represent the ones the military will be getting for $21 Million...that's chump change when you're shopping for a REAL robot like the one in the pic.

webaddict1932d ago

This is so crazy, at least they're getting rid of some of that crap.

Software_Lover1931d ago

Every time I play Global Agenda and someone gets caught by the scanner, I think of this movie............. then I become Will Smith and kick @$$