Massachusetts Based Endeavor Robotics Provides German Government with 'Throwable' Robots

After rigorous field testing, Germany takes delivery of 44 FirstLook Robots that are used by military and law enforcement worldwide


CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavor Robotics, the U.S.-based global leader in tactical ground robotics, recently delivered 44 FirstLook robots to the German Government after a highly competitive bid process. Endeavor bested the other competitors' offerings after successfully passing field tests that compared FirstLook's performance capabilities against the German Government's stated requirements.

"I'm really proud of the work our team is doing," says Endeavor Robotics President Tom Frost. "The FirstLook is a critical tool used globally to keep soldiers and first responders safe from lethal threats. We are pleased to deliver the same critical capability to our allies in the German Government."

FirstLook robots are used worldwide across multiple sectors, including military, law enforcement and the energy industry. The five-pound 'throwable' robot can be dropped 16-feet onto concrete without sustaining damage. The recordable day/night cameras and two-way audio provide the user with immediate awareness of their surroundings. FirstLooks are often used to clear buildings and detect IEDs. The robots can climb up to seven inches and can automatically 'self-right' when flipped over. The remote controlled robot acts as 'eyes and ears' allowing the human operator to increase their stand-off distance from potential threats. The camera's audio and video recordings also provide critical post-mission analysis.

This recent deal marks the Chelmsford-based company's second product to see widespread fielding with the German Government. Since 2006, Endeavor Robotics (formerly iRobot Corporation) has outfitted and sustained the German Federal Defense Force with a fleet of PackBot robots used to identify and dispose of explosive devices. Local sales and support for the fleet of robots is offered by Endeavor's partner, European Logistic Partners (ELP GmbH.)

"We are enthusiastic to continue our partnership with Germany and proud to have our robots protecting their military and law enforcement," says Frost.

About Endeavor Robotics:
Endeavor Robotics is the world's largest supplier of unmanned ground vehicles and has delivered over 6,000 units to 40+ countries, totaling 3 million hours of robot operation. Every day Endeavor products operate in areas of conflict, assist law enforcement agencies and respond to natural disasters to protect human lives. Endeavor Robotics is 100% based in the United States - including R&D, manufacturing, staffing and ownership. Endeavor employs over 100 people and draws on 28 years of experience.
Endeavor Robotics is expanding. To see a list of available opportunities visit: www.endeavorrobotics.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/.

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