Boeing, IRobot team up to produce unmanned ground vehicles

Boeing, IRobot team up to produce unmanned ground vehicles
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First Published: Tue, Apr 24 2007. 11 04 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Apr 24 2007. 11 04 AM IST
Washington: Boeing Co. and IRobot, a maker of automated vacuums, said they will develop small-sized unmanned ground vehicles for the military, civil and commercial markets.
The planned robot will weigh less than 30 pounds and enable users to conduct remote reconnaissance and gather real-time intelligence while “remaining out of harm’s way,” said Burlington, Massachusetts-based IRobot in a statement sent on Business Wire.
Boeing, the second-largest US defense contractor, and IRobot plan to use off-the-shelf technology as much as possible to “rapidly produce and deploy the new robot”. The machine, named SUGV Early, is slated for production and delivery next year, said IRobot.
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