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iRobot Continues To Innovate With Inflatable Robot Arm For The Military
DARPA invests another $625K to continue the research
By RBR Staff


Despite the recently reported 58% decline in iRobot’s military sales since last year, the versatile company is expanding its military robot fleet to include an ingeniously designed, lightweight arm developed via the DARPA-funded M3 (Maximum Mobility and Manipulation) program. The robot is referred to as an Advanced Inflatable Robot (AIR).

According to Chris Jones, Director for Research Advancement and Senior Principal Investigator at iRobot, the inflatable design offers several unique advantages including a decrease in weight (important for easy mobility),…

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