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iRobot Corp. is adding weapons to the Packbot.

The company also is talking up hacking the Roomba and other Packbot doodads, like sniper and chemical weapons detection, at the Robobusiness Conference in Pittsburgh.

Korea has unveiled new military battlebots

iRobot wins a $64 million defense contract for its Packbot bomb disposal robot, a week after a $65 million contract was awarded for Foster- Miller's Talon robot.

iRobot appears to be developing a laundry folding robot, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

iRobot has now sold 2 million Roombas

The Germans are refusing to let U.S.-based robots compete in their bomb-disposal competition: Germans diss PackBot

Military experts are fearing a new breed of flying robots could give terrorists a deadly new tool: Flying Robots: A new terrorist threat?

Carnegie Mellon has announced its Robot Hall of Fame inductees, including AIBO. I've posted a short story about it on my blog -- Robot Stock News -- but figured the folks here would also be interested.

Also, I found a video of ROBART III, an early terminator prototype developed by the Navy, complete with a Gatling gun. Couldn't find any mention of it here. The video is pretty cool, but chilling, with surprisingly high production values, and was posted by the military in January. Check it out. -Thorn

5 Apr 2006 (updated 5 Apr 2006 at 11:26 UTC) »

Don't know if anybody is interested in buying a Scooba, iRobot's floor washing robot, but it can be had for $255 plus $27 shipping from Sharper Image at this link: Robot Stock News: Scooba $255 plus shipping at Sharper Image

Probably the cheapest price per pound of robot sophistication ever, no?

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