Guardium UGV robo-buggy patrols (+video)

August 13, 2008

This golfed cart-sized, cheetah-mottled pram could be bad reports for those guys who make a living driving up and down the fence position of Podunk facilities around the country while drinking bad russet.

The Guardium UGV employs grandeur-of-the-art technologies and any number of payloads to guard chairs like airports, energy plants and martial bases-24/7, downpour or shine and lacking the penury for 7-11 pit stops.

A shared venture between G-NUIS Unmanned Ground Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems Ltd. the Guardium is an the territory vehicle that takes precision of itself.

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Military iRobot can be modified for peaceful purposes

July 1, 2008

Besides an estimated snowball in sales to the U.S. services, iRobot says it will see advance in its unmanned robot platforms from alien buyers.

The “Unmanned Systems Roadmap 2007-2032,” a bang put out by the Department of Defense last year, outlined an approach to foster costs in unmanned technology for the air, sea, and ground.

iRobot, which has already been supplying the U.S. armed with unmanned robots for use in ground reconnaissance and combat, has repeatedly said it will profit from the military’s improved penury. Nevertheless the troupe now says that as its robots have proven themselves practical in Iraq and Afghanistan, advantage from unknown armed forces has also better.

iRobot has sold robots from its line of unmanned military drones internationally to 13 aligned countries, with Australia, Gemany, Israel, and the United Kingdom, since 2006, Joe Dyer, head of iRobot’s Government & Industrial Robots category, told reporters in a Web conference Wednesday.

The international souk consisted of only a handful of robots sold in 2006, but about 8 percent or 9 percent of iRobot’s utter revenue for unmanned robots in 2007. This year, iRobot estimates that its foreign promote will increase to about 15 percent of its equal revenues for its government and industrial split, according to Dyer.

A.R.E.S. Telepresence Tank-Robot gets commands via WiFi

June 14, 2008

As if you had any dispute to consider that killbots weren’t multiplying by the thorough, here’s yet another container to assail panic in your kindness. Project A.R.E.S. was intended with a few key goals in opinion: to swap person soldiers and to demonstrate that the weapons system could be controlled wirelessly / vaguely. The designers also set out to “impart a form of pointer so that the customer could steer the robot lacking actually being dowry,” and the existing type has been equipped with a partially-routine steeple and a wireless camera to give the controller a good outlook of the surroundings. We don’t get the idea that this bugger has enlisted just yet (wader camp is a bore, you know), but be trusty and verify out the video of it prancing about after the recoil.

Military Turing test to make autonomous war robots legal?

March 3, 2008

Not because we are experts in the field or something, but if the lawyer and engineer Chris Elliot knows a thing or two about legal issues, a kind of “military Turing test” could be the key to the deployment of autonomous systems in the legal battle. As it stands, “weapons intrinsically incapable of distinguishing between civilian and military targets are illegal” – at least according to Mr. Elliot – but by testing an intelligent war machine capacity to refine about legitimate targets and sweep a friendly, all this could change. Of course, in fact, the administration of the test remains a mystery, but given the fact that the remote control of armed robots are being used in Iraq, we believe someone is already working to try to find a solution to this dilemma.