iRobot Receives U.S. Army Order

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Robot maker iRobot Corp. said Wednesday it received a $5.1 million order from the U.S. Army for its bomb-disposal robots.

The order calls for 14 of the company's iRobot PackBot 510 robots with spare parts. The robot is used by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan to help investigate dangerous areas where explosive devices might be present.

It is the company's eleventh order under its $286 million xBot contract.

Shares of iRobot closed Wednesday at $10.89.

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