iRobot, a world leader in robotics, announced today that it had sold its 3000th Packbot robot.
Introduced for the first time in 2002, the PackBot is a Tactical Mobile Robot that allows military or civilian rescue teams to examine suspicious objects from a distance (such as bombs and bomb parcels).
This robot uses professional video cameras and sensors to stream the video and audio to the operator who manipulates it.
To make its handling faster and more efficient, the PackBot is equipped with a Joystick style remote control like those used for playing video games.
iRobot Corporation is a company listed on Nasdaq under the symbol IRBT.