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Robots for combat

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Robotic 'Crusher' ready to roll into combat
Thursday, April 13, 2006;

"Crusher," a 6.5-ton, six-wheeled robotic vehicle designed to negotiate harsh terrain, will be presented along with its predecessor, "Spinner," at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center on April 28, spokeswoman Anne Watzman said.

Crusher, funded by the Army and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is one of many robotic products being developed nationwide to cut the risk of casualties.
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/04/13/crus ... index.html


CMU Robotic insitute, unmanned project
http://www.rec.ri.cmu.edu/projects/unmanned/index.htm


Carnegie Mellon, United Defense To Provide TUGVs for US Marine Corps
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Feb 14, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Consortium (NREC) and United Defense Industries have been awarded a $26.4 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Program Office for Robotic Systems to design, develop and produce tactical unmanned ground vehicles (TUGV) for the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Gladiator TUGV will provide the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) with a tele-operated unmanned ground vehicle for remote combat tasks, increasing survivability by identifying and neutralizing threats and reducing risk to Marines. Gladiator will provide Marines with remote, unmanned scout, reconnaissance and surveillance while the operator remains concealed at a distance.

"United Defense is pleased that the Joint Program Office for Robotic Systems and the Marine Corps have selected our team to provide Marines with enhanced battlefield capability, and we are committed to leading the transition of unmanned ground vehicle technology to our troops as a force multiplier and to increase survivability," said Elmer Doty, Vice President and General Manager, United Defense Ground Systems Division.

"The United States Congress mandated that one third of all military vehicles be unmanned by 2015," said Donald Smith, director of economic development for Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. "We are pleased that the first major step in responding to this challenge is based on Carnegie Mellon's technology and will be manufactured in western Pennsylvania."

http://www.spacewar.com/news/2005/milpl ... 09-36.html

Hmm whats this?
http://ranier.hq.nasa.gov/telerobotics_ ... obots.html

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Isn't it funny

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that we can develop robots for warfare?

I was reading something on cnn.com yesterday about how NASA had a failed mission of trying to use robots and remotely controlled computers to run fly-bys of a US satellite. Some Pentagon crap, if I recall correctly.
Except it malfunctioned. And better yet, NASA can't release most of the report b/c it is classified under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation.

Isn't that just lovely?

http://us.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/04/17 ... index.html
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Sometimes I think movies hit too close to home for my comfort.

Skynet is coming!! Run for your lives! :lol:

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