iRobot receives $9.8 million order for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles (SUGV)

iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 of its defense and security robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 3, 2015 -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $9.8 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 SUGV robot systems. All deliveries under the order will be completed by Q2 2016.


iRobot receives a $9.8 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 SUGV robot systems. The iRobot SUGV is a man-portable robot with dexterous manipulator for dismounted mobile operations.

The iRobot SUGV is a man-portable robot with dexterous manipulator for dismounted mobile operations. A smaller and lighter version of the combat-proven iRobot PackBot, SUGV enters areas that are inaccessible or too dangerous for people, providing situational awareness and state-of-the-art technology for infantry troops, combat engineers, EOD technicians and other personnel.

"As threats persist globally, iRobot is proud to continue partnering with our defense forces to provide this life-saving technology," said Tom Frost, senior vice president and general manager of iRobot's Defense & Security business unit. "Rugged, lightweight robots like SUGV enable a safer and more effective way to conduct a variety of dangerous missions."

iRobot has delivered more than 5,000 of its defense and security robots to military and civil defense forces worldwide.

Photos, video and B-Roll of iRobot 310 SUGV and all other products can be found at the following location: http://media.irobot.com

About iRobot Corp.
iRobot designs and builds robots that empower people to do more. The company's home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, its defense & security robots protect those in harm's way, and its remote presence robots enable virtual presence from anywhere in the world. iRobot's robots feature proprietary technologies incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

Featured Product

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

SCHUNK's New Safety Gripping System EGN

With the SLS, SOS, and STO functionalities, the SCHUNK EGN gripping system certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849 enables safe human/machine collaboration. If the production process is interrupted by an emergency shut-off, the SCHUNK EGN goes into either a safely limited speed mode or a safe stop mode depending on the activated protection zone. In contrast to other solutions available on the market, the SCHUNK safety gripping system is continuously powered even in the safe operating stop so that the gripped parts are reliably held even without mechanical maintenance of gripping force. As soon as the protection zone is released, the gripper immediately switches back to the regular operating mode without the system having to be restarted.