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.
Object Name
PAC-BOT
maker
iRobot Corporation
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
used
Afghanistan
ID Number
2004.0229.01
accession number
2004.0229
catalog number
2004.0229.01
subject
Military
ThinkFinity
event
Operation Enduring Freedom
Contemporary United States
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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