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iRobot's New Technology for Simultaneous Control of Multiple Robots

iRobot has released the first public photo of a new project in development, code named Sentinel. This innovative new networked technology will allow a single operator to simultaneously control and coordinate multiple semi-autonomous robots via a touch-screen computer. Funded by the U.S. Army's Small Business Innovation and Research program, the Sentinel technology includes intelligent navigation capabilities that enable the robots to reach a preset destination independently, overcoming obstacles and other challenges along the way without intervention from an operator. Sentinel's capability will allow warfighters and first responders to use teams of iRobot PackBot robots to conduct surveillance and mapping, therefore rendering dangerous areas safe without ever setting foot in a hostile environment.



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