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PackBots record video inside Fukushima reactor

iRobot PackBots are working their way through the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and recording the first look inside.

By Apr. 21, 2011

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U.S. Army orders more PackBots

Along with another batch of the bomb-sniffing robots, the Army orders high-performance radios to retrofit existing machines.

By Oct. 22, 2007

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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 Jul. 15, 2008

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iRobot military bots to patrol 2014 World Cup in Brazil

The battle-tested PackBot 510 will join soldiers, police, and drones to keep the World Cup safe from threats. Will these 30 bots kick a ball around too?

By May. 15, 2013

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iRobot Warrior, PackBot go to work at S.C. nuclear plant

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.

By Apr. 2, 2012

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MK2 arms perfect for gun-toting military robots

Police and military robots could soon get two arms instead of one with the MK2 system from HDT Global.

By Mar. 7, 2012

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Mitsubishi unveils two-armed nuclear plant bot

Meister has two arms and a toolkit for cutting pipes and taking radioactivity samples. Too bad it wasn't developed 10 years ago.

By Dec. 7, 2012

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HAL robot suit modified to take on nuclear plants

Still grappling with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is belatedly developing a robotic exoskeleton for first responders.

By Oct. 19, 2012

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Handroid is a low-cost, flexible robot hand

Japanese start-up ITK wants to market its basic robot hand for about $6,500, including a glove controller.

By Aug. 25, 2011

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Robot pilot describes challenges at Fukushima plant

A blogger operating robots at Japan's leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant describes the difficulties of his work.

By Aug. 23, 2011