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Military robot 'hops' over walls
09-16-2009, 10:04 AM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8253807.stm

Video footage has been released of a robot that can leap over obstacles more than 7.5m (25ft) high.

Most of the time, the shoebox-sized robot - which is being developed for the US military - uses its four wheels to get around.

But the Precision Urban Hopper can use a piston-actuated "leg" to launch it over obstacles such as walls or fences.

The robot could boost the capabilities of troops and special forces engaged in urban warfare, say researchers.



The programme is being funded by Darpa, the US military's research arm.

Earlier this year, Sandia National Laboratories awarded the contract to build the next generation of the hopper to Massachusetts-based robotics firm Boston Dynamics.

Researchers at Sandia have tried out the robot on a variety of different surfaces.

The semi-autonomous, GPS-guided gadget could be used for surveillance in urban environments.

Its developers say this could potentially reduce troop casualties.

Testing and delivery of the Precision Urban Hopper is planned for late 2010.

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09-16-2009, 04:21 PM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
25 feet high! :shocked:


how will people ever compete with all this technology? :(


thanks for sharing Nib.
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09-16-2009, 04:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-16-2009, 04:44 PM by SiLVa.)
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
Fear not...Im not worried. They dont have the funds to make them bullet proof or blast proof, so they will be taken out quite easily I would say.

When the time comes, this technology that they will be depending on so much, will wind up actually working in our favor more so than theirs.
No machines built will ever overcome the human heart & soul.
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09-16-2009, 05:12 PM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
maybe your right silva..... I know it's said that, "the people will always be more creative." B)

(devil face) Before i even finished reading your post, i was visualizing playing base ball with one of those little things. I doubt it would be bouncing back to life so quick if it came in contact with a even just a base ball bat! :)
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09-16-2009, 06:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-16-2009, 06:40 PM by SiLVa.)
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
Quote:maybe your right silva..... I know it's said that, "the people will always be more creative." B)

(devil face) Before i even finished reading your post, i was visualizing playing base ball with one of those little things. I doubt it would be bouncing back to life so quick if it came in contact with a even just a base ball bat! :)

Exactly. Remember, a big part of war is all about morale and the human psyche. I feel like sometimes DARPA and other Government funded labs like to put out little blurbs on their new gadgets just to see if they can scare people into hopeless submission. I just refuse to fall for it. There is really so many ways to make those types of things useless. You're right, we will always be more creative.
For instance, almost anything can be taken out with a well made molotov cocktail.
Maybe some pressurized aerosol cans with a little dynamite attached to them, shit I could go on for days. ;)
The real things is to realize that we are not beaten yet, and anything they can build against us- can and will be destoyed.
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09-22-2009, 11:05 AM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
If this thing can jump over a wall, it also can jump at me. I wouldn’t like to be pummeled by a dozen of equipped for battle future models guided by GPS.
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09-22-2009, 11:34 AM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
The stock price of EM pulse weapons just went up as did the funding for magnetic shielding technology. I'll concede defeat in chess to a CPU but in the game of survival I'll bet on human ingenuity. But effort and planning is required, baseball bat -- nice start but how long do you really think robo-ball is going to hold out? Any other input on the game plan on how to survive a robot uprising b4 they get too many moves ahead?
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09-24-2009, 03:06 PM,
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Military robot 'hops' over walls
Video of the jumping robot...
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and here are some more weapons being highlighted to scare us into submission.
http://www.newsweek.com/id/215823?GT1=43002
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