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Military bots were well represented in the voting for the 2012 inductees. Left out in the cold: Robonaut and Johnny 5.
With a tour of duty in Japan's Fukushima under their belt, iRobot's military robots are now working at a U.S. nuclear plant as part of routine operations.
iRobot PackBots are working their way through the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and recording the first look inside.
Priced for budget-minded municipalities, the stair-climbing, reconnaissance-capable Negotiator robot seems to be a smaller, less expensive version of the military PackBot.
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.
Judge grants order to prevent former iRobot employee and rival from selling robot similar to PackBot.
Along with another batch of the bomb-sniffing robots, the Army orders high-performance radios to retrofit existing machines.
Robotic FX Negotiator robot infringes on PackBot patents, former employee broke confidentiality agreements, iRobot alleges.
They're coming from America, not Japan. iRobot sends in PackBots and Warriors to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.
U.S. Army to re-up $200 million contract for general robots, services, and training, as well as PackBots.