In this case its a very good thing.
iRobot Corporation learned last week from the Pentagon that one of its units, called a PackBot, was “destroyed in action” for the first time. Its destruction meant the life of a U.S. soldier may well have been saved, the company said.
“It was a special moment — a robot got blown up instead of a person,” said iRobot CEO Colin Angle.
The firm involved may have cheered, but whoever is responsible for supplying replacement parts is probably jumping for joy.
PackBots can disrupt booby traps that threaten U.S. troops.