Throwable iRobot 110 recon bot gets sensors, manipulator
Robots have become an indispensable part of the modern military arsenal, especially machines that can provide detailed reconnaissance of hazardous areas.
iRobot’s 110 FirstLook is essentially a Webcam on treads that’s light and sturdy enough to be tossed around, even through windows.
Now it can be equipped with tools such as a manipulator arm and sensors that can detect radiation and other threats.
The remote-controlled robot weighs about 5 pounds, and the optional arm can lift up to 3 pounds with its gripper and extend 12 inches, allowing it to interact with its environment.
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