Thursday, April 30, 2015

Here Comes The U.S. Marines Guardbots

IBTimes: GuardBot: US marines testing robot guard balls that can swim and roll on any terrain

The US marines are currently testing out an unmanned spherical robot ball that can both swim in water and roll across most terrain in order to perform reconnaissance for armed forces.

GuardBot is the brain child of GuardBot Inc, a robotics firm based in Stamford, Connecticut in the US.

The idea for the robot was first conceived in 2004, and the autonomous robot was initially designed to go to Mars, but now the US Navy is interested in using robot as a guard in unknown territory, and to provide reconnaissance in warfare.

WNU Editor: If it works as promised this technology has the capacity to be a force multiplier that I am sure will be freeing up troops for other duties.

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James said...