Saturday, March 20, 2010

An Underground Robot That Can Blow Up Bunkers

The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency wants a robot that can navigate underground. You know, drill through soil and rock to deliver an explosive load. A “one-time use, air-delivered, highly mobile vehicle having certain characteristics similar to an unmanned ground vehicle”

It’s called a Robotic Underground Munition (RUM). The robot would be delivered by air, land softly, then drill into the ground and navigate under the Earth until it reaches its target. Once it arrives to its destination, say an underground man-made structure, the robot would explode inside.

I hope it doesn’t miss and enter my home from beneath before blowing me up.

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