DARPATech Bots Can Walk, Climb, Hover, Kill and Look Cute at the Same Time

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DARPATech 2007, the Pentagon CES, always brings all kinds of weird robots ready to defend the troops and help kill the baddies.

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Like the Organic Air Vehicle, which uses a laser to pinpoint targets floating from nine miles away. And the Micro Air Vehicle, a monitoring hovering bot that can alert troops of enemy presence. Or the StickyBot, which can climb walls like a gecko. And kill people by biting their buttocks, I guess. Not sure how useful would be for the military, but I want one.

On the big image above is the Little Dog, which is a blind robot that uses external cameras to recognize the terrain and walk round obstacles. It was developed to improve its bigger sibling's performance. [Popular Mechanics]

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JohnInMableton

Why do they want to kill babies?! As if the poor little things didn't have enough trouble now the mililtary wants to kill babies! Grown up too tough for them? Pick in babies like that, its sick!

What's that, kill b a d d i e s not babies?

Never mind.