PackBot

PackBot

Description
Specific History
This object was used by U.S. ground forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2003 to help clear caves and bunkers, search buildings, and cross live anti-personnel minefields. The dust and dirt on the object are from Afghanistan.
General History
Today's military faces new threats in in urban terrain warfare, from terrorism, and on other 21st-century battlefronts. The packbot has been instrumental in solving the military's need for: intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; battle damage assessment; hostage/barricade situations; and explosive ordnance disposal. Used in the Afghanistan and Iraq missions, packbots climb stairs, search tunnels, and examine equipment for explosive materials, providing soldiers with a safe first look.
maker
iRobot Corporation
used
Afghanistan
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber (part material)
plastic (part material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 20 3/16 in x 34 5/8 in; 17.78 cm x 51.308 cm x 87.884 cm
ID Number
2004.0229.01
accession number
2004.0229
catalog number
2004.0229.01
related event
Operation Enduring Freedom
Contemporary United States
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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