The other kind of robot

March 8, 2007 at 2:19 pm | Posted in Entertaining | Leave a comment

 Well, now. This is quite a day for robots. Earlier today I mentioned the Giraffe robot, which allows you to interact with people in a somewhat face-to-face virtual floating head way.

This was a shiny happy people holding hands sort of robot.

On the other side of that, we have an Israeli defense contractor’s announcement today that they have created a military robot which clears away bombs, climbs stairs, and kills people with grenades and Uzis.

I guess it was inevitable the technology would be used in that way. I shudder to think what comes next.


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