iRobot's robot family, in pictures

The FirstLook, a.k.a. "Throwbot"

Here is one of its military models, the 'FirstLook' also known as the 'throw-bot' because it is light enough to throw through a window or onto a roof to use for surveillance. It's pictured here checking out one of its domestic siblings, iRobot's Scuba floor scrubbing machine.

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About Steve Ranger

Steve Ranger is the UK editor of TechRepublic, and has been writing about the impact of technology on people, business and culture for more than a decade. Before joining TechRepublic he was the editor of silicon.com.

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