BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $9.8 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 SUGV robot systems. All deliveries under the order will be completed by Q2 2016.
The iRobot SUGV is a man-portable robot with dexterous manipulator for dismounted mobile operations. A smaller and lighter version of the combat-proven iRobot PackBot®, SUGV enters areas that are inaccessible or too dangerous for people, providing situational awareness and state-of-the-art technology for infantry troops, combat engineers, EOD technicians and other personnel.
"As threats persist globally, iRobot is proud to continue partnering with our defense forces to provide this life-saving technology," said Tom Frost, senior vice president and general manager of iRobot's Defense & Security business unit. "Rugged, lightweight robots like SUGV enable a safer and more effective way to conduct a variety of dangerous missions."
iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 of its defense and security robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.
About iRobot Corp. iRobot designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, its defense & security robots protect those in harm's way, and its remote presence robots enable virtual presence from anywhere in the world. iRobot's robots feature proprietary technologies incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.
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