The PackBot is an agile, mobile robot used for bomb disposal, hazmat, search, reconnaissance, and other dangerous missions. It can climb stairs, drive through mud, and operate in all-weather conditions.
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PackBot helped with security at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
PackBot was originally developed by iRobot as a search and rescue and bomb-disposal robot. More than 4,500 units were used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to search for and dispose of improvised explosive devices. The robot was used in 2011 by Japanese authorities to explore the highly radioactive interior of the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima. PackBot was later commercialized by Endeavor Robotics, acquired by Teledyne FLIR in 2019.