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Unmanned "Surge": 3000 More Robots for War

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ugly_ducky On September 30, 2008




Jurassic Pond,
#1New Post! Aug 15, 2007 @ 02:04:17
U.S. military robots ran 30,000 missions in 2006 -- hunting for, and getting rid of, improvised explosives. Now, the military has launched a crash project to radically increase its unmanned ground forces. Call it the robotic equivalent of the "surge."

The first batch of 'bots is due September 24, Defense News' Kris Osborn reports. 1000 machines are supposed to be enlisted by the end of the year, with two thousand more in five years.

Word of the robot recruitment comes just weeks after the military revealed it had deployed armed robots to Iraq.

In contrast, these smallish robots, weighing fifty pounds or less, will be used mostly for reconnaissance duty -- looking out for insurgents, and their bombs. A government solicitation to robot-makers asks for a machine that can both "look into the window of a vehicle" and peek "under a vehicle undercarriage.

https://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/08/3000-more-bomb-.html
mark_is_god On June 26, 2015




antrim, Ireland
#2New Post! Aug 15, 2007 @ 02:12:15
just get johnny five to do it.
ugly_ducky On September 30, 2008




Jurassic Pond,
#3New Post! Aug 15, 2007 @ 02:14:07
Number five is alive?
mark_is_god On June 26, 2015




antrim, Ireland
#4New Post! Aug 15, 2007 @ 02:15:20
you bet he is.
and hes back for vengeance
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