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PackBot Destroyed in Action in Iraq

Posted 14 Apr 2004 at 15:22 UTC by steve Share This

Jeff Slostad, Alexander Wold and others submitted this CNN story about the first iRobot PackBot to be destroyed in action in a war. The robot was doing a job that a live soldier would normally do so this is a definite case of a human life saved because robot was available to do the job. Exact details of what happened aren't being released because of concern that more robots would be targeted. Between 50 and 100 PackBots are in action in Iraq and Afghanistan doing jobs ranging from reconnaissance to ordnance disposal.

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