iRobot Corp. just released today the first public photo of their latest project, code named Sentinel. The project is developing an arsenal of semi-autonomous robots that can be simultaneously controlled via one touch-screen computer. The robots can be programmed to reach certain coordinates and be able to navigate itself pass obstacles along the way without intervention of the operator. Funded by the U.S. Army’s Small Business Innovation and Research program, the Sentinel robots are anticipated to help perform dangerous missions in times of war, such as conducting surveillance and mapping of hostile environments.
iRobot announces “Sentinel” robot army project [Via: Engadget]