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AUSA 2011: iRobot announces UGV production start date

11th October 2011 - 14:30 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC

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The first production model of iRobot's latest UGV, the 710 Warrior, is expected to be completed by December, according to a company official.

Speaking to Shephard at the AUSA conference on 10 October, Tim Trainer, VP of operations for government and industrial robots, said the platform has been demonstrated to the US Army, and a model had already been delivered to Israel for testing.

Japanese company Tepco has also received two platforms, on which it added a vacuum to the arm to be used for nuclear dust clearance.

Demonstrated for the first time as a fully-operational system at AUSA, the

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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