iRobot has unveiled pre-production prototypes of the new 110 FirstLook unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).

110 FirstLook provides hasty situational awareness, and is capable of performing persistent observation as well as investigation of confined spaces.

The robot, which weighs less than 5lb, is equipped with four built-in cameras and two-way audio communication with digital mesh networking capabilities for providing multidirection situational awareness.

iRobot’s Government and Industrial Robots division president Robert Moses said the robot would be an ideal tool for warfighters and first responders for a range of infantry missions and special operations.

The robot will be demonstrated to military and law enforcement personnel, and will be available for delivery to customers in 2012.