iRobot Warrior

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The iRobot 710 Warrior shown with manipulator arm

The iRobot Warrior (also described as the Warrior 700 or X700) is an unmanned robotic platform from iRobot Corporation. The 285 lb (129 kg) robot can traverse land at up to 9.3 mph (15 km/h) and is capable of carrying up to 500 lb (227 kg), including 150 lb (68 kg) in its manipulator.[1][2] Able to climb steps and slopes at up to 45°, the next generation of remote control robotic vehicles is bigger, faster, and more capable than their smaller counterparts.[3] Initial intended uses are Explosive Ordnance Disposal, route-clearance, surveillance, enhanced security measures, scouting, reconnaissance, casualty extraction, firefighting, manipulating and welding.[4][3]

iRobot has teamed up with Metal Storm to mount an electronically controlled firing system on a Warrior capable of firing up to 16 rounds per second.[2]

In c. 2008, iRobot announced that it received a $3.75 million contract from Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center for research and development.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Wilson. "iRobot Warrior: If Your House is Really, Really Dirty". Gizmodo. Gawker Media. 
  2. ^ a b "Roomba-Maker Unveils Kill-Bot". WIRED. 17 October 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Waywire Enterprise – The Video Curation Platform For Brands and Publishers". Waywire Enterprise - The Video Curation Platform For Brands and Publishers. 
  4. ^ http://www.irobot.com/sp.cfm?pageid=150
  5. ^ "iRobot to develop Warrior 700 for Army". UPI. 3 October 2008. 

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