The drone, the robot, the lunch box, and the explosive device were part of an exercise called Raven's Challenge. (The lunch box appears to have actually been one from the film Frozen, and not a Taylor Swift lunchbox. I know, I'll all shook up about it too). Besides the New York Army National Guard, 18 bomb squads from across the federal government, New York and other states, and even Canada took part. The challenge, sponsored by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is in its 12th year, and provides a way for explosive ordnance disposal teams (as bomb squads are formally known) to tackle challenges with stakes lower than life-or-death. Essentially, it's a conference for troubleshooting the worst days on the job.