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Q&A: iRobot taps into its Warrior spirit

CEO Colin Angle talks about how robots are weathering the recession, what to expect from PackBot's big brother, and why iRobot isn't building a humanoid.

By April 15, 2009


A Talon for land mines and heavy debris

Latest robot from Foster-Miller might provide more robust aid for those looking to clean up the dangerous litter of war.

By December 10, 2008


Army recycles PackBots to sniff out chemicals

Older models of the iRobot military-grade inventions don't fade away. Instead, they get reassigned to a still-useful purpose as scouts for contaminated areas.

By July 15, 2008


3,000 robots, coming right up

The Pentagon yanks a $286 million deal from upstart Robotic FX and hands it over to longtime supplier iRobot.

By December 18, 2007


'Transformer' gun-bot hits showroom floor

SWORDS robot maker releases new, heavy-duty "Transformer model."

By October 11, 2007


Gun-toting robots on patrol

The Talon has proved its mettle as a bomb-disposal bot. Now the 3rd Infantry Division is taking it to the streets of Iraq with a machine gun attached.

By September 12, 2007


In Iraq, MASH units for robots

The Army's Joint Robotics Repair Facility in Baghdad is an "all-volunteer workshop" where the goal is quick turnaround.

By June 6, 2007


Robots to the rescue

Battle tested robots capable of multiple functions.

By April 3, 2007


Year in review: R&D hits the road

From robots and new fuels to private spacecraft and novel planes, the tech world was on the move in 2005.

December 30, 2005


Gun-toting robot still in training

Robots that shoot are coming, but more testing needs to be done before they can roll onto the battlefield. Photos: Gun-toting bots

By June 22, 2005