pack of robots hunt "noncooperative" humans

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Tango3, Oct 23, 2008.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Yet another request for proposal from the friendly helpful folks in the DOD. Packs of autonomous robots to find "noncooperative humans:

    he latest request from the Pentagon jars the senses. At least, it did mine. They are looking for contractors to provide a "Multi-Robot Pursuit System" that will let packs of robots "search for and detect a non-cooperative human".

    One thing that really bugs defence chiefs is having their troops diverted from other duties to control robots. So having a pack of them controlled by one person makes logistical sense. But I'm concerned about where this technology will end up.
    http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2008/10/packs-of-robots-will-hunt-down.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=specrt13_head_Pack%20hunting%20robots
     
  2. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Remember the movie Screamers.
     
  3. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Lol. That was a terrible movie.

    On the other side, what caliber do you think would be needed to immobilize those machines?
     
  4. Quantrill

    Quantrill Monkey++

    Caliber? hell, I am mining the perimeter.
     
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    hand thrown bolo, tangle foot trip wires or a deep camoflaged covered pit should put it out of action immediately,.. but then a .50bmg round should tear it it up; if you knew where to smack it,Or just ake a limb off with a.338. Its got a small gas two stroke engine and a radiator so there's fuel somewhere.....I think I'd like to throw a blanket over its head and watch it flounder about( though I doubt it uses any visual cues).Same article on infowars has better video of the "Big dog"robot: http://www.infowars.com/?p=5507 Which still looks like two marines face to face with their heads stuck in a culvert( to me)...
    coolstuff: http://www.bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=RiSE
    http://www.bostondynamics.com/index.php
     
  6. WestPointMAG

    WestPointMAG Monkey++

    All you need is some bear traps chained to deeply driven stakes.
     
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Knock out the 'eyes' (and other sensors).....

    a blind robot is scrap metal.
     
  8. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    I have seen videos of this thing before. It can carry 150lbs on its back and can pick itself back up and also stabilize itself from impact. So I like the bolo option, and have decided that a 15lb sledge or grand maul would be the tool for these things. Smash the communicator pack and they will go dead pretty quick. I think AP rounds from a .308 would tear it up pleanty too.
     
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :eek:
    A sledgehammerfoosed

    Are you crazy?


    Didn't you ever see Robocop or Terminator?
     
  10. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Yup, now tell me, Did any of them Use a Sledge? hmm? I dont think so, Why? Cause that would be too practical. Either that or use a splitting maul...
     
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