Thursday, June 07, 2007
Robo Bear to the Rescue
Tell me GI, do like Gladiator movies?
Came across this article in the Beeb.
Bear robot rescues wounded troops
The Bear is highly manoeuvrableThe US military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help carry injured soldiers away from the battlefield.
The Battlefield Extraction Assist Robot (BEAR) can scoop up even the heaviest of casualties and transport them over long distances over rough terrain.
New Scientist magazine reports that the "friendly appearance" of the robot is designed to put the wounded at ease.
It can also break dance.
I think it's a great idea, but may I make a suggestion? Load little Teddy up with a .50 Cal, a grenade launcher, and samaraui sword. Why the sword? Because it would look cool, and it might be a good deterrent. If this thing is smart enough to run out in a fire fight and pick up the good guys, why can't it run into a fire fight and kill the bad guys?
Also, if it's supposed to look cute to comfort the troops, why can't it look like a supermodel to really comfort the troops.
posted by El Capitan at 11:54 AM
It's freak'n Skynet, Dude!7:28 PM
All you need is the glowing red eyes and then the next thing you know, we're in the middle of a war with the machines and sending people back in time, etc.
I agree with you though, why can't we have it look like Salma Hayek? Or Brooke Burke? Just to make it equal opportunity, we can have some look like Brad Pitt or Fabio.
BTW, did you check out the North Korean version of "Top Gun"?