Low Cost Robot On Wheels Can Spy Baddies, Paint Them to Death

ROMP—or Remotely Operated Mobile Platform—is a poor man's version of an iRobot battlefield bot. Instead of fancy tracks and miniaturized sensors, these ROMPs seem more like sophisticated all-terrain RC cars rigged with consumer cameras. Until you meet the older brother, of course, the weaponized WROMP with its big gun… » 11/21/08 3:40pm 11/21/08 3:40pm

Guy Builds Nazi Tiger Tank, Invades Michigan

A Rommel-wannabe from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, has built a fully working, 1:2 scale version of the Tiger I 56.9-tonne heavy tank used by the Wehrmacht in World War II. Not happy with that, he drives his amazing creation—Guderian-style—on the road, with a "yellow triangle" on the back. The thing is so… » 4/02/08 4:30pm 4/02/08 4:30pm