BEDFORD, Mass., June 16, 2011 – iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.4 million order from the U.S. military for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV). The company expects to complete delivery of the robots by the end of June. Additional details about the order and customer are not available.
SUGV, a tactical mobile robot, gathers situational awareness in dangerous conditions for warfighters and public safety professionals.
“SUGV robots give the operator a chance to assess potential threats before sending in personnel,” said Robert Moses, president of iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division. “A better understanding of the operating environment results in greater mission success and more lives saved.”
iRobot and Boeing developed the SUGV family of unmanned ground vehicles under a strategic alliance that began in 2007.
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iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its government and industrial robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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