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Ivan Kirigin's views on Robotics & Culture: future. perfect. progress.

Monday, October 08, 2007

More armed robots

Foster Miller has upgraded their armed robots. These are sure to make lots of people fear a robot uprising and at least a few to honestly say, "I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords."

Wired's DangerRoom takes a closer look at the new models, along with this short video.



We really, really need to get reliable target tracking before I'd trust tele-operated firing of this system. The lag of remote control and the difficulty of communications mean that the operator should be focused on policy and not low-level motion control of a remote pan-tilt mount.

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