Bedford’s iRobot Corp. said Wednesday that it has been awarded contracts totaling $7.2 million from the Brazilian government for robots that can help provide security as Brazil gears up for a World Cup soccer tournament, a scheduled papal visit this summer, and the 2016 Olympics.
The company makes several kinds of robots. Some, such as the Roomba vacuum-cleaning robot, are designed for home use by consumers. Another line is designed to let doctors interact with patients remotely. The company’s military and law-enforcement robots, meanwhile, can perform such tasks as battlefield reconnaissance and detecting explosive devices.
After big cuts in Pentagon spending, iRobot has generally been putting more emphasis on its nonmilitary robots.
"Funded by DARPA, the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense, SWARM robots allow one user to easily control many robots. The user issues commands to just one robot; the robot disseminates the commands throughout the SWARM. Each robot carries out its individual mission autonomously, communicating with fellow SWARM members as needed to accomplish the collective goal, such as room mapping, object location and other coordinated tasks. ’ Source
ISIS Posts Warning: "We Have 71 Trained Soldiers in 15 States" - Names 5 Targets 2015-05-07 4:53
ISIS released a new online threat today on JustPasteIt.
The terrorist group says they will murder Pamela Geller and kill anyone who shields her.
The terrorists also say they have 71 fighters in 15 different states and they 23 have signed up already for missions like the failed Sunday attack in Garland, Texas.
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"Racist" Facts White People Daren't Talk About 2015-05-07 3:55
Police brutality targeting blacks will not subside until this becomes part of the national conversation
"RACIST" FACT: Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks commit around half of homicides in the United States.
"RACIST" FACT: Blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa.
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Norway's sneaky arms exports to Israel 2015-05-06 22:57 It may come as a shock that Norway, the home of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Oslo accords, is funneling weapons to Israel.
Palestine is second only to Afghanistan in the amount of aid it receives from the Norwegian government. Last year, Norwayâ€™s aid to Palestine totaled nearly $100 million.
Palestine solidarity activists stage a die-in outside the Norwegian parliament in ...
TV2 Denmark Documentary on HPV Vaccine Shows Lives of Young Women Ruined 2015-05-06 21:17
TV2 Denmark has done something no mainstream media network in the United States will dare to do: look into the controversial HPV vaccine that many have claimed has ruined the lives of so many young women, and publish an investigative report.
In December of 2013 Katie Couric did a show on the HPV Gardasil Vaccine where she dared to interview the ...
Unique historic color video shows Berlin in July 1945 2015-05-06 5:38
New footage has emerged of Berlin in the aftermath of World War II. The video, filmed in July 1945, shows famous landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag in ruins as ordinary citizens try to go about their everyday lives.
The video, shot around two months after the city fell in 1945, shows the utter destruction the German capital underwent ...