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Chembot - The Icky Sibling of iRobot's Roomba

If Roomba collects dust, then the Chembot can easily end up in the dust pan.

iRobot PackBots Soon To Acquire Sense of Touch

The Remote Touch Kit will be co-developed by makers of a video game controller known as the Novint Falcon. Soon, the top battlefield robot will be a product of two companies that have been highly successful with household devices.

Clinical Robotic Surgery Association Hold First Annual Meeting

Yes, robots aiding in surgeries are here to stay.

iRobot Receives Fresh Funding to Upgrade PackBots

With still one whole quarter left in 2009, the number of US casualties in Afghanistan is already almost 50% more than that of last year. Some officers in the military believe that number can be brought down if more robots are sent out.

Man Chats With Robot Before Ending Standoff in Indy

The heavily armed war veteran's familiarity with PackBots may have brought him back to his senses.

iRobot Co-Founder Acknowledges 'Koreans Are Coming'

Philip Adams of ABC Radio National's Late Night Live recently interviewed Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and head of MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab for a decade.

US Navy Awards $19M Task Order to Experts In Underwater Robots

Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) issued a press release announcing that the US Navy granted them a $19M contract for engineering, management, and technical services in relation to the Navy's autonomous undersea vehicles.

iRobot CEO Slated to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at DEMO

Colin Angle, the co-founder, Chairman and CEO of iRobot, will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the DEMOfall 2009 Conference a few hours from now (September 23).

Last Week's Top 5 ROV Stories

Another busy week in the field of underwater robots. 

International Space Station's Future In The Hands Of A Robot Arm

An innovative procedure for carrying supplies to the space station might just postpone its planned deorbiting in 2015.

Underwater Robot Finds Ship Sank By Mafia

Cargo contains barrels of nuclear waste - Mafia turncoat reveals.

Samsung's Furot II Challenges Roomba For Robot Vacuum Supremacy

Samsung just unveiled its own intelligent disk-shaped vacuum cleaner.

Precision Urban Hopper Poised to Leapfrog iRobot's PackBot

Sure you can toss iRobot's PackBot into the enemy's hideout and it will easily absorb the shock. This robot can do that too ... 'cept that it can toss itself in as well.

Batteries Plus Ready To Power Up iRobots in Largo

Residents of Largo, Florida who own iRobot Roombas, Scoobas and Dirt Dogs: The biggest battery store chain is now ready to serve you.

Baffled Scientists Find Waldo Where They Left It

In the same mysterious manner as when it disappeared, the underwater robot suddenly resurfaced.

Missing Robot May Have Been Attacked By Suckerfish

Virtually all the underwater robots we've featured here were known to be designed to search for the unsearchable. Maybe they'd have to deploy one of those machines to find their distant cousin, Waldo, an autonomous underwater vehicle built to detect red tide.

New Wave of PackBots Slated To Reinforce America's Soldiers

Last month, the Naval Sea Systems Command awarded iRobot a contract to supply them with up to $13.5 million worth of PackBot MTRS robots. This week, the Army awarded them a deal more than twice that.

Bear Might Take Over Some Nursing Chores

While other countries are busy importing health care services, Japan turns to its reserve workforce.

iRobot Creates Jobs in Detroit Suburb

The downfall of Detroit's auto industry may have affected thousands of families in Michigan but it looks like potential growth nearby in an entirely new sector is steadily shaping up.

Robots Tapped In Search For Explorer's Plane Missing Since 1928

Roald Amundsen was the first man to reach the South Pole. His plane went missing during a rescue mission somewhere near the North Pole. Over 80 years after, Norwegians set out on a high-tech operation to find traces of their legendary compatriot.

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