Saturday, April 09, 2011

iRobot 110 – a cute mobile Spy Robot that can survive 15 foot drops

In the movie, Hurt Locker, you would have seen a small spy robot that is used by the US military to defuse bombs. If you want to own a similar one, take a look at the iRobot 110 FirstLook. This is a mini spy robot which is designed to be used by the military.

This spy robot is portable, weighs less than 5 pounds, and what’s more – it can survive 15-foot drops onto concrete and is waterproof to 3 feet. The iRobot 110 FirstLook is maneuverable in a variety of environments. The spy robot can climb up to 8 inches high, can overcome obstacles. It can also turn in place and self correct when flipped over.

The spy robot gets more than 6 hours of runtime on a typical mission and up to 10 hours performing stationary video monitoring. The robot uses IR illumination to enhance low light and no light operations. It can be controlled by a wrist-mounted touchscreen operator control unit.

The makers claim that FirstLook is ideal for a range of infantry missions and special operations, including building clearing, raids and other close-in scenarios. It can get immediate situational awareness in a wide range of mission environments, maintain a presence for more than six hours, and what’s cool – the spy robot can like a snake or a rat investigate tunnels, ditches, culverts and other hard-to-access places

Watch the iRobot 110 FirstLook in action here: