April 2, 2009

iRobot Warrior X700, Robot of Mass Detruction

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This is no cutesy Roomba. The new iRobot Warrior X700 is being prepared for urban warfare. Weighing about 250 lbs., it can haul 500 lbs., 150 of them with its arm alone. Available by the second half of next year, the bot can go 10 miles per hour to deploy weapon systems or needed supplies to troops and can perform some functions autonomously. Even scarier, the X700 can fire a machine gun or 40mm round of explosives and one variant can shoot 16 rounds a second simultaneously from four barrels. As of now, the company hasn't perfected its return to base if communications are lost. We certainly hope it can tell the difference between a good guy and a bad guy and, for that matter, a civilian.

Via Defense News

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 2, 2009 9:08 AM
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