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F*ck no! » They are putting guns on quadrupedal robots now

It’s so frustrating to see this.

How long before some far-right nuts are arguing that it’s their constitutional right to possess armed robots.

These are not dogs. These are robot killing machines.

James Vincent, The Verge »


The image above shows a quadrupedal robot — a Vision 60 unit built by US firm Ghost Robotics — that’s been equipped with a custom gun by small-arms specialists Sword International. It seems the gun itself (dubbed the SPUR or “special purpose unmanned rifle”) is designed to be fitted onto a variety of robotic platforms. It has a 30x optical zoom, thermal camera for targeting in the dark, and an effective range of 1,200 meters.

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