iRobot’s 110 FirstLook

110 FirstLook

110 FirstLook - photo from iRobot

iRobot unveiled their newest military robot this week. It is also their first throwable robot.

The robot called FirstLook is a tread based robot with flippers to help it up stairs or over obstacles. FirstLook can also right itself if it lands upside down after being thrown. It can be dropped onto concrete from up to 15 feet without any damage and can also take being submerged in water.

The robot weighs less than five pounds and is 10 inches long by 9 inches wide.
It can run for 6 hours while moving or up to 10 hours if stationary. The robot is also capable of creating a mesh network and each robot can be used as a network extender to relay
messages.
FirstLook also comes with a large screen an control panel that can be strapped to your wrist.

Update 5/19/11 – Click through for a video.

Link via (IEEE Spectrum)


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