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This article doesn’t reflect RobotShop’s or its owners’ opinion and aims to simply be a reflection upon iRobot’s current situation and possible future. This shouldn’t be used to inform financial or investment decisions. The author wished to remain anonymous. Despite seeing its stock reach an all-time high no later than […]

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We’re moving towards a world full of robots, that’s a fact. In this series, we’re taking a break for a second to assess where Contemporary Robotics are at today and what the future looks like. For this sixth and final chapter, we’re taking a look at the state of robots in the military and […]

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Boeing reported today that it has successfully destroyed several flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) using a laser weapon mounted on a truck. The weapon was mounted to an Avenger Air Defense vehicle, which normally uses surface-to-air missiles for attacks. The successful test involved the Laser Avenger tracking and destroying three […]

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  If anyone doubted the US Air Force’s commitment to unmanned (read: robots) aircraft, you won’t after you hear this: The Air Force plans on acquiring more unmanned than manned aircraft next year. That’s a pretty amazing statistic, and amounts to billions of dollars of potential new business for companies […]

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We’ve reported on such matter before, but once again a US Military drone (robot) has successfully fired on and killed at least 5 militants (terrorists) on the Pakistani border. It’s great to hear that the “bad guys” are getting the due, and that US soldiers are being kept from harm […]

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You may remember our posts on the sad plight of iRobot, who had accused their ex-employee, Jameel Ahed, of stealing their design, only to have the US Military award a whopping $280 million dollar contract to said ex-employee, and rejecting iRobot. Oh the injustice! Weep no more, fellow shareholders and […]

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The US Department of Defense (DoD) has released a report detailing the future of robotic military equipment and how the US military should proceed. The 188 page report (pdf) covers the next 25 years of unmanned military systems in the air, and sea, and on land. “The publication of this […]

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