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Old 03-08-2007, 06:19 PM
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JERUSALEM (AP) A new, smart Israeli military robot can fight its way down dark alleys, through caves and over rubble, seeking out bombs and booby traps along the way and warning human foot soldiers of enemies and danger ahead, its manufacturer said Thursday.
Elbit Systems, one of Israel's leading defense electronics companies, said its robotic point man, designated VIPeR, is small and light enough to be carried into battle on a soldier's back, but the 25 lb (11 kilogram), 9 inchr (23 centimete) tall tough guy packs a full-sized punch.

The remote-controlled unit can be fitted with a mini-Uzi automatic pistol, fragmentation, stun and smoke grenades, explosives sniffer and day and night vision cameras, Elbit said. It can climb stairs and find its way around with preprogrammed mapping software. The company said that the Israeli military was planning to carry out operational trials with the VIPeR with a view to deploying it with infantry units.

After years of Palestinian-Israeli fighting, various kinds of robots are widely used by the Israeli army and police for inspecting suspect objects thought to be bombs, checking buildings for booby traps and sniffing out arms and explosives.

Elbit said the VIPeR is currently making its first public appearance at the winter exhibition of the Association of the United States Army, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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The remote-controlled unit can be fitted with a mini-Uzi automatic pistol, fragmentation, stun and smoke grenades, explosives sniffer and day and night vision cameras, Elbit said. It can climb stairs and find its way around with preprogrammed mapping software.
I find it very hard to believe. Considering we can barely get robots that can run or climb stairs and suddenly, Israel comes out with a fully Robo-Cop/Transformers seems a bit out there
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:37 AM
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Whatever the truth, this is certainly the future of warfare.
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Are they Autobots are Decepticons, that's the question!




http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/ro...r-israel_N.htm
where in the world did you get the transformers comparison from? transformers are robots which look like ordinary machines, but "transform" into a human-like form. this article is just about robots, plain and simple. and if they are able to do all the article says they can, they undoubtably are not human form at all, but use some kind of wheels. most likely their wheels run on tracks like a tank.
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I think Godstar was trying to make it headline grabbing that's all - don't read too much into it!
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I think Godstar was trying to make it headline grabbing that's all - don't read too much into it!
wow people are tense on this forum hahahaha
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