Friday, December 03, 2004

Battle Bots Hits the Big Leagues

The US army is purchasing combat robots for use in Iraq. These are remotely operated ground vehicles for use in explosives disposal, scouting, and Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT). Its nice to know that there are multiple failsafes put in these things so that the operator can shut them down at the touch of a button. For those of a more peaceable nature, the military is also developing larger autonomous vehicles that will be used as stretcher bearers, cargo carriers, and robotic ambulances to decrease their logistics tail.

(Link via One Hand Clapping)

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