Gun-slinging 'bots go to Iraq, but soldiers will call the shots
By Jonathon Keats
Posted 04.20.2005 at 6:00 pm 0 Comments
A cross between a tank and a soldier, the latest feat of military husbandry makes Robocop look like Officer Friendly. Combining a lightweight robot built by military contractor Foster-Miller for reconnaissance in Bosnia with a remote-control machine-gun mount invented by Northern California engineer Graham Hawkes [see interview], this is the world's first land-based telepresent combat weapona deadly-accurate surrogate gunner that needs no sleep and will never come home in a casket.
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