Sunday, September 27, 2009

Throwable Robo-Spy

dragon runner

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Robotic's Institute and the Naval Research Laboratory have created the ultimate lurker-bot. The 9-lb "Dragon Runner" is designed for urban combat enabling soldiers to remotely control the robot into unknown territory and spy on bad guys via built-in camera. It's also indestructable, easily surviving 2-story falls and dropkicks out windows, and always seems to land on its 4 stubby wheels. Though it's been under development for a couple years, the Dragon Runner was recently sent to Iraq for its combat-debut.

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