Monday, August 15, 2011

Asimov in the News: Tireless Robot Pack Haulers Deployed to Afghanistan

This article is actually from Aug 8, from Gizmodo: Tireless Robot Pack Haulers Deployed to Afghanistan
Robot buses at Heathrow. Robot haulers deployed to Afghanistan. Is the Isaac Asimov estate getting kickbacks for all the future that's happening this weekend or what?

This latest robo-development involves the U.S. Army's deployment of four Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support Systems to war-torn Afganistan. As the largest robot transports ever deployed in Army history, these heavy haulers can carry a half ton of supplies for 125 miles before it's time to recharge. The vehicle can also serve as an evac unit for soldiers wounded in the field.

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