Military Robotics

EOD Robot Usage on the Rise

Posted 22 Apr 2006 at 00:40 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Apparently the TALON Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robots by Foster-Miller are doing their job nicely. The company just got their contract increased from 250 units to 1200. The $140k bots have been everywhere from Bosnia to Iraq, and even did some work at the World Trade Center disaster. Maybe they'll get a raise or extra vacation days for their hard work.

Old story..., posted 22 Apr 2006 at 10:06 UTC by thorn_stevens » (Journeyer)

The contract is from September 2005. Talon and its chief competitor, iRobot Corporation's Packbot, have since received follow-on contracts as has a new, cheap $5,000 competitor called BomBot. All of which were profiled recently in various publications, including mine. Check it out: Robot Stock News

-Thorn Publisher, Robot Stock News

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