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DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:40:43 PM »
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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 01:26:12 AM »
Few more years and we'll have these roaming around.

"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 10:46:13 AM »
Don't the Israelis already have something semi-autonomous along those lines?

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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 11:28:27 AM »
Don't the Israelis already have something semi-autonomous along those lines?

The Israelis have deployed Unmanned Armored Vehicles (called Guardium) along the Gaza border.  See link:
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,89536.0.html

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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 05:33:22 PM »
How much retrofitting would it take to arm something like that?

My guess:  They are armed from the get-go.  Why retrofit?

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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
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Re: DARPA: Field Testing Four Legged Robot
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 10:35:34 AM »
Good point.  However, I would suspect that from a purely public relations point of view, the Israelis have probably not armed them as of yet; having armed semi-autonomous robots roaming through Gaza Strip and the West Bank without a very particular provocation to respond to would be an invitation to further calumny from the forces of anti-semitism, aka progressivism.

Given the Israelis are fighting for their very EXISTENCE, I find it hard to believe that give a flip about PR


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