“Marine Corps EOD techs will soon have this ‘throwable robot’ in their arsenal”

Marine Corps Times | May 26, 2018 | By Todd South   

A new Marine Corps purchase will help explosive ordnance disposal technicians gain access to smaller or out-of-reach areas.

Marines now have a “throwable” robotbuilt to be slung, flung or dropped in just about any terrain or conditions.

The Corps has contracted with Endeavor Robotics for $10 million to buy an undisclosed number of FirstLook robots, a 5.2 pound, 10-by-9-inch “throwable,” ruggedized robot that can right itself and move in a variety of rough spaces, according to a company release.