Tossing Bots at AUSA

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An iRobot official at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference explaine how soldiers can operate the company’s First Look robot. Soldiers can throw the robot up stairs or through a second story window and the robot automatically rights itself before driving around and providing the unit situational awareness.

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  • ltfunk3

    A great tactic to use is to throw a few grenades out the window the bot came in.
    You can then always just step on the toy they threw you.

  • Dan Gao

    Robotics is definitely something the Army should make a priority. It’s great to see some development in UGVs that isn’t solely EOD related.
    I think that small “throwbots” like this and the ReconScout XT should be made standard issue at a squad or platoon,even ASAP.

  • Lance

    Don’t know like Itfunk3 said be best tactic. BUT those are some of the cutttiest robots. small portable.

  • Anthony

    I wouldn’t worry too much about any percieved flaws in the use of throwbots. I read an article in the National Defense Magazine that stated that they are highly sought after by commanders in theatre and that thousands have already been fielded this summer under an emergency needs program. I would wager that this is an indication that these systems perfom just fine.

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