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Army, iRobot Partner to Build Robotic CBRNE Threat Detector

packbotIRobot has helped the U.S. Army‘s Research, Development and Engineering Command develop an unmanned ground vehicle system that works to assess chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive weapons.

The system is derived from iRobot’s PackBot 510 technology and employs a sensor designed for CBRNE threat detection, according to an article published Friday on the Army website.

RDECOM modified the robotic platform through a cooperative research and development agreement.

The Army fielded its modified PackBot robot at a U.S. military camp in Uijeongbu, South Korea, last month and has tested the platform in multiple scenarios.

Lt. Col. Mark Meeker said the technology also works to help military personnel to remotely examine underground facilities.

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