iRobot PackBots are working their way through the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and recording the first look inside.
Along with another batch of the bomb-sniffing robots, the Army orders high-performance radios to retrofit existing machines.
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.
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?
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.
Police and military robots could soon get two arms instead of one with the MK2 system from HDT Global.
Meister has two arms and a toolkit for cutting pipes and taking radioactivity samples. Too bad it wasn't developed 10 years ago.
Still grappling with the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Japan is belatedly developing a robotic exoskeleton for first responders.
Japanese start-up ITK wants to market its basic robot hand for about $6,500, including a glove controller.
A blogger operating robots at Japan's leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant describes the difficulties of his work.