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Machine Gun Sentry Robot Unveiled

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 7 years ago | from the stop-or-my-robosapien-will-shoot dept.

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mpthompson writes "Samsung has partnered with a Korean university to develop a robotic sentry equipped with a 5.5mm machine gun. Meant for deployment along the DMZ between North and South Korea, the $200,000 robot employs sophisticated pattern recognition software for targeting humans. No three laws here, but the robot does include a speaker that can be used to politely issue a warning before taking the target out. The promotional video is both scary and funny at the same time."

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OMG! (5, Funny)

novus ordo (843883) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834162)

real-life aimbot

Re:OMG! (4, Funny)

IchBinEinPenguin (589252) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834422)

real-life aimbot

with real-dead victims!

Re:OMG! (1)

muszek (882567) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834458)

It's a camper with an aimbot! I just hope it doesn't spam when it's foggy...

We're Winning Again (4, Insightful)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834166)

I guess after a half-century mediation by America and China, the Korean Peninsula conflict has degenerated into the Crazy Olympics.

Re:We're Winning Again (1)

novus ordo (843883) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834244)

Remember, this is the Korea that we had no exit strategy for...

Re:We're Winning Again (2, Insightful)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834360)

You're confusing Korea and Vietnam. We had an exit strategy in Korea: Blaze a trail into the north and take it over. Just because the war ended in a stalemate and peace treaty doesn't mean that we weren't fighting to win.

Now Vietnam on the other hand...

Re:We're Winning Again (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834368)

s/peace treaty/cease fire/g

Sorry, it's getting late.

Re:We're Winning Again (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834246)

Maybe everyone should play Counter-Strike instead?

Overpriced and vulnerable (4, Insightful)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834168)

We need some improvements in pattern recognition before this is a feasible idea. There is a lot of cognitive processing that goes into seemingly simple decisions like 'Is this a person?' and 'Is this person an enemy?' and 'Is this person armed?'
It does not appear to have the capacity to tell the difference between an unarmed intruder and a heavily armed one, so defeating it is not hard: Approach it with some kind of heavier firepower, and while it talks, you blow it away.

And 200K? For 200 I could do the same thing: a home-depot motion sensor, a voice chip with loudspeaker, and a handful of fertilizer/oil land mines.

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (5, Insightful)

NinjaFarmer (833539) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834236)

I think there should be an international treaty banning all lethal weapons without a brain attached to the trigger.

Oh come on! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834252)

You can't just up and *ban* the U.S. Marines!

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (1, Troll)

freemywrld (821105) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834398)

And armies across the globe suddenly shrank by 59%.

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (1)

muszek (882567) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834476)

41% has broken triggers?

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834288)

We need some improvements in pattern recognition before this is a feasible idea.

More research needs to be done. A head shot would be perfect, a nut shot might be funny, and capping the knees is acceptable. But don't shoot the poor soldier in the foot since that would be inhumane. So many ways to kill...

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (2, Insightful)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834322)

"simple decisions like 'Is this a person?' and 'Is this person an enemy?' and 'Is this person armed?'"

...are not required. The DMZ does not have people wandering around the undergrowth, even with human gaurds you will be shot (armed or otherwise). All it needs to sense is a warm object.

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834350)

There is a lot of cognitive processing that goes into seemingly simple decisions like 'Is this a person?' and 'Is this person an enemy?' and 'Is this person armed?'

An algorithm that the human brain fails to process with 100% accuracy.

Yeah, but... (4, Funny)

Leuf (918654) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834366)

And 200K? For 200 I could do the same thing: a home-depot motion sensor, a voice chip with loudspeaker, and a handful of fertilizer/oil land mines.

Yeah, but when yours gets hit by lightning will Ally Sheedy be able to dance with it? I think not.

Re:Yeah, but... (1)

Harmonious Botch (921977) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834490)

"Yeah, but when yours gets hit by lightning will Ally Sheedy be able to dance with it? I think not."

Sure she will. When it gets hit by lightening she will be doing the pogo...at least one step anyway.

Mod parent down "missing the point" (5, Insightful)

adamkennedy (121032) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834492)

It's a machine gun for the Korean demilitarised zone.

There's nobody in there that isn't an enemy, and there's nobody in there that isn't armed (or at least, it doesn't matter if they are or not).

And if it accidentally shoots the odd deer, then nobody cares.

Further, the whole point of talking is to prevent accidents with North Korean troops seen by accident out fishing or something.

You can bet your ass at the first sign of real trouble, they'll all be set to "kill on sight".

Take another look at the context of where this thing will be actually used, then try commenting again.

Re:Overpriced and vulnerable (1)

msromike (926441) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834496)

Of course it would not be able to destroy enemy armor. It would do quite well against a North Korean spec ops soldier in the DMZ. They tend to travel very light and it is doubtful that the average infantry soldier would be armed to decisively defeat the robot.

Your land mines would not control terrain as effectively as half a dozen of these robots on high ground defending a 500 yard choke point. I would venture to say they would definitely ruin the day of a light infantry squad. At the very least this weapon will slow someone WAY down, thus giving time to employ other weapon systems on the target. Why couldn't this unit be modified to call in artillery if the attacking force appeared to be overwhelming? It could upload the fire mission to guns that can also fire with a minimum of manual intervention. It's all about not exposing your soldiers to enemy fire.

Like it or not this is just the beginning of these type of systems. It sure beats laying prone in the rock hard frozen dirt at 0200 in the DMZ in January, listening to North Korean loud speakers trying to put you to sleep playing shitty classical music.

I For One... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834172)

Am tired of the same old joke.

Too easy (1)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834174)

I for one...oh never mind, it's way too easy...

Anyone else find the wording amusing? "The robot also has a speaker to warn the intruder to surrender or get a perfect headshot." So either they get Microsoft Sam telling them to put their hands in the air or shot by someone who's played too much CS...

What happens when one of these things is hacked so that it begins firing randomly at x time though? That seems to me like it would be a likely, and dangerous, problem. One spy in your maintenance department and your army is gone.

Honestly this article is just scary, and I would elaborate if I wasn't half asleep...

Insert... (1)

Somatic (888514) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834176)

Insert

[Terminator]
[Robocop]
[Starcraft]
[random sci fi movie]

joke here.

Re:Insert... (1)

ByTor-2112 (313205) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834334)

Actually I was going to say that they need to develop a sensor for distinguishing humans from bipedal xenomorphs with acid for blood, for deployment by the Colonial Marines!

Re:Insert... (1)

foobsr (693224) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834340)

Within the sitetuaitonal context, you missed [overlords] :)

CC.

ED-209 (1)

DragonHawk (21256) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834400)

From the summary: "a speaker that can be used to politely issue a warning before taking the target out"

Yah. Right.

"Put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply."

Re:Insert... (2, Funny)

BobSutan (467781) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834470)

E.D.-209: Please, put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply.
Guy: But, but, but....
E.D.-209: Please, put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply.
Guy: Please, I put it down already. Don't shoot!
E.D.-209: Please, put down your weapon. You have twenty seconds to comply.

Guy: ...
E.D.-209: Thank you for your compliance.

Re:Insert... (1)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834512)

I can't believe you left out Aliens (TV version).

Kotor (1)

chanrobi (944359) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834178)

HK: Observation: I believe a good blast to the head should do it. May I master?

I, for one ,welcome our new full-auto Robot Overlo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834180)

rds

Cylon, Inc. (1)

Tod DeBie (522956) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834192)

No three laws here...
This seems like a really bad idea. Autonomously operating computers with guns? I wonder what kind of UAT they put that through...

Next thing you know, the company that makes them will be bought out by Cylon, Inc.

I for one welcome our...

I WANT ONE! (5, Funny)

the_hoser (938824) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834194)

This thing would pwn jehova's witnesses!

Re:I WANT ONE! (2, Informative)

Karloskar (980435) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834282)

How on earth can parent be moderated funny!? Murdering people because of their religious beliefs? That's way uncool.

Re:I WANT ONE! (1)

foobsr (693224) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834412)

That's way uncool.

Browsing through BBC [bbc.co.uk] news each day, it seems way cool these days. </cynical>

CC.

Re:I WANT ONE! (1, Insightful)

Who235 (959706) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834414)

Murdering people because of their religious beliefs? That's way uncool.


Wrong.

It's not because of their religious beliefs.
It's the door-knocking and the self-righteous proselytizing that get them to the front of the line for ED-209 testing.
I assure you, when I want to be a part of someone's religion, I'll find them. I don't need a herd of intrusive leaflet pushers to steer me in the "right" direction.

Re:I WANT ONE! (4, Interesting)

Daniel Dvorkin (106857) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834436)

He's not talking about murdering people because of their religious beliefs. He's talking about murdering people because they come to your home, annoy the living shit out of you, won't take no for an answer, and occasionally shout threats at your children (true story.) While murder may be a little harsh for such an offense, I don't think there's anyone who hasn't been bothered by these nutcases who hasn't felt the urge now and then.

Re:I WANT ONE! (1)

the_hoser (938824) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834526)

I'm not suggesting murdering them because of their religious beliefs, I'm suggesting murdering them because they keep interrupting me while I enjoy my weekend. It's not a matter of "Sorry, not interested." I've found the only way to get them to leave lately is to threaten to call the cops.

Lets just hope... (5, Funny)

shadwwulf (145057) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834196)

it doesn't like to hunt for it's own bacon.

If I buy one of these contraptions... (2)

toadlife (301863) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834198)

...can I program it to say "Get off my lawn!"

Polite Warning! (2, Funny)

DuranDuran (252246) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834200)

> politely issue a warning before taking the target out

I could have given them some to use:
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me!"
"Your move, creep!"
"Stay out of trouble!"

And the list goes on.

But knowing them, I bet they'll just go with "You have 20 seconds to comply".

Re:Polite Warning! (5, Funny)

Jarjarthejedi (996957) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834224)

"Ah-ah, I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking, 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' And to tell you the truth, I've deleted that information in all the excitement. But being as this is a 5.5 caliber machine gun, a reasonably priced weapon for developing nations, and has nigh infinite ammo, you've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, PUNK?"

Re:Polite Warning! (1)

scoot80 (1017822) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834314)

LOL. can someone moderate parent funny.

Re:Polite Warning! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834358)

Add a couple of legs to it, position it outside the white house, and then tell robocop to take out the bad guys. Yeah, I would say that it is the movie all over again.

Re:Polite Warning! (4, Funny)

mibus (26291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834362)

Or, NUMBER FIVE IS ALIVE!!

Humans are easy... (2, Funny)

clambake (37702) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834202)

But can it tell the difference between trees and... aliens?

Interesting if used a little different... (5, Interesting)

mkettler (6309) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834212)

I could very much see something like this being very useful in the US if the armament was different. I'm picturing something armed with essentially a paintball gun loaded with balls of marker dye... Might be very useful for places like prisons, etc. It might even be useful as a part of a bank security system. Have it mark them with paint as they leave..

Of course, the liability of it hitting someone in the eye would be a killer, but it is at least interesting to think about what could be done with such a system if armed with non-lethal weaponry.

These are so annoying. (1)

Skreech (131543) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834218)

You can't invade an enemy Titan without these stupid things trying to shoot at you through thirty feet of boxes and walls. A couple good shotgun blasts should do one in though, or maybe a rocket.

Get a perfect headshot (1)

weicco (645927) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834234)

OMGXIITLOL! Aimbot!

Korean border!?!? (3, Funny)

tomz16 (992375) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834238)

I'm sold! Imagine how much better we will all be able to sleep once these bad boys are deployed along the Canadian border!

Re:Korean border!?!? (1)

morethanapapercert (749527) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834438)

Indeed, there is nothing we Canadians would like better than to see the Americans safely contained. having it accomplished by their own hardware is just delicious irony icing on the cake! Mind you, the way politics seems to run in the US, they'll never get the funding to buy foreign built hardware, a few trillion dollars to Halliburton to build a big friggin' wall is another story. On that thought, please tell me that in 12 years, we'll be treated to the sight of the Russian president standing on a podium in Niagara Falls saying "Mr President, tear down this wall!" ...just how much does a Rochester coyote charge these days anyway?

Re:Korean border!?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834520)

Scared of canadians? Or maybe the immigrants that make it into the US from here? In any case, trust terrorists to reach their target, no matter from where. The real question you should ask yourself is: Why am I scared? Did my country do something bad an irresponsible that would warrant terrorist retaliation? Your worst ennemy is already inside your borders and running the show. No robot can stop that, only WELL INFORMED people with the balls to get involved can.

Modern Version Of Landmines (2, Interesting)

Heir Of The Mess (939658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834250)

So I guess these bots will pretty much serve the same purpose as landmines did: If you enter a certain zone you are likely to die.

There are some nicities though, such as being able to turm them off if required, as well as them being a little bit more visible. It would be cool if these things had a skeet shooting mode where you could rapidly throw targets into the air and watch the bots shoot them down. Sayyyy! I wonder if you could use them for rabbit shooting? That would have been cool here in Australia a few years ago, sure beats running around killing rabbits with your bare hands or trying to pick them off with a .22 rifle.

Re:Modern Version Of Landmines (1)

Mountaineer1024 (1024367) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834440)

Some of us find picking off bunnies with a .22 FUN. :P
Pity about the damage they do to the environment...

Samsung we are the future (3, Funny)

Charcharodon (611187) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834266)

After being thwarted yet a third time in the past, Skynet outsourced time line assassinations to Samsung and the rest they say is history.

Robot's Name? (1)

duh P3rf3ss3r (967183) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834270)

Despite what any official sources might say, has anyone other than I heard that the unofficial name of this robot is to be the T-101?

PRESENT HALL PASS!!!!! (1)

Rooked_One (591287) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834272)

lol.... sorry... I'm sure about 1 out of 10 of you get that one :)

Re:PRESENT HALL PASS!!!!! (1)

Who235 (959706) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834446)

I'm sure about 1 out of 10 of you get that one


A Family Guy reference on /. ?

Try 9 out of 10.

Re:PRESENT HALL PASS!!!!! (1)

jerk (38494) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834508)

A Family Guy reference to Robo Cop. You're probably too young to know what Robo Cop is. Get off my lawn!

Wait til these things self replicate (1)

sillybilly (668960) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834274)

I saw a sci fi movie once, forgot the title, where people developed machines to do the border fighting for them, and then unbeknownst they allowed the machines to do some of the designing, and after the planet was semi abandoned, the machines kept designing themselves. Initial versions were sandcrawling things, then 2nd generation more sophisticated ones were little 5 year old girls asking for help and crying to take them with you into your base where they would detonate, then the 3rd generation most advanced versions were actually undiscernible from people, behaved like people, and ended up managers and bosses in the human outposts left behind - the female version was quite hot. Scary as hell.

Re:Wait til these things self replicate (1)

Aim Here (765712) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834312)

Oh yes. Screamers. Not a great film, but it was based on a Philip K Dick short story called 'Second Variety'...

Splinter Cell: NK Edition (1)

shadexiii (723888) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834278)

So how long until the North Korean Sam Fischer drops by and laughs with (silent) glee as the bot is turned against its masters?

DMZ is a good use for this (1)

Infonaut (96956) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834286)

This robot was featured in Slashdot some time ago, back when it was just an idea. A lot of people went into hysterics about it, but I think the robot could be a Good Thing for the South Korean military. The DMZ is the most heavily-armed border in the world. There was never a peace treaty between the Koreas, and it occasionally gets hot [globalsecurity.org] on the DMZ. Watching a static border like the DMZ seems well-suited to a robot sentry, and I'm sure South Korean soldiers wouldn't mind much if they didn't have to run as many live patrols along the wire.

Re:DMZ is a good use for this (1)

johntonsoup (1026406) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834428)

Of course, if those companies that manufacture knock-off Samsung electronics can just make a complimentary model that throws rocks, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be fully automated to last forever!

Re:DMZ is a good use for this (1)

Infonaut (96956) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834528)

if those companies that manufacture knock-off Samsung electronics can just make a complimentary model that throws rocks

Yeah, but how many Palestinians have enough dough to buy them?

OCP (1)

calmdude (605711) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834324)

Does the way the video is presented make anyone else have flashbacks to OCP commercials in Robocop? The music is what does it for me.

Re:OCP (2, Insightful)

novus ordo (843883) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834408)

Reminds me of this scene [youtube.com] . Hope they beta test it...;)

Welcome to the Free World? (5, Insightful)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834328)

When people escaped the DDR (East Germany), specifically over the Berlin Wall - the West Germans helped them in any way possible with open arms, short of provoking war.

Now we shoot them?

Re:Welcome to the Free World? (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834430)

They were shooting N. Korean refugees at the same time as helping the DDR refugees. The policy has not changed in Korea, that is why the few N. Korean refugees that manage to escape do so via China.

Re:Welcome to the Free World? (1)

wired_LAIN (974675) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834474)

Yes but the east germans weren't brainwashed into thinking that their "Dear Leader" was the greatest man in the history of humankind, and that the outside world is a terrible hellhole. Nearly all North Koreans believe that the living condintions in NK are much better than anywhere else. I bet there are more Mexicans who want to cross into the US than North Koreans who want to cross into South Korea.

Asimov? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834336)

What, 30 odd posts and so far noone's mentioned Isaac Asimov now that you have the chance to?

So here we go, the three laws of robotics as I remember them:

1. Mega man must face at least eight robots before attempting to fight Dr. Wily
2. Robocop is both man and machine, therefore he can override his programming to fight the resistance
3. Robin Williams is... BICENTENNIAL MAN rated pg 13

Makes me think of ED-209 (1)

shotgunefx (239460) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834338)

I suppose the context of how it is used would be the deciding factor, but if it is truly autonomous as far as engaging, it seems like a real bad idea to let machines decide who and what to kill. Definitely shouldn't be a set and forget like a landmine with a 1000yd range.

Though if in the general case, if it's used to identify targets and then alerts a user to decide what to do, that's a little more understandable, but I'd fret "glitches".

Either way, the ad reminds me of the Jetpants one from "Arrested Development".

Yes (1)

weevil6 (1026962) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834342)

I believe it is my second amendment right to buy a robot machine gun to protect my family when the King of England trys to come in my front door. Are they taking orders?

Re:Yes (1)

GammaKitsune (826576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834424)

No. Like all great new tech from Asia, it will be ready when it's ready, overpriced, and in short supply. Better start lining up for preorders now.

i'll take 1000, please. (1)

Mahamadmustafa (857633) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834344)

and congress wants to set up a stupid razor wire fence to keep out illegals..? puleeeze..

Terminator (1)

RyoShin (610051) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834346)

So when does it start hunting for Sarah Conner?

Not Before 2010? (1)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834348)

Concept seen before [slashdot.org] here.

Easy to defeat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834364)

1- capture some prisoners

2- march them into the guarded zone with their hands tied to their sides

3- continue until sentries run out of ammo

4- stroll on in

5- Profit?

Sound Track? (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834376)

Thread jack, but where is that sound track from? I know I've seen the movie... I just can't think of it.

Re:Sound Track? (1)

GammaKitsune (826576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834406)

They play some Pirates of the Caribbean music there for part of it. 'Cos nothing says the future like anachronistic music.

Re:Sound Track? (1)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834466)

That's it! Thanks.

Re:Sound Track? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834426)

Sounds a bit like "The Rock". Haven't seen that movie in a long time though, so I'm not 100%

Oh god, where do I start? (1)

GammaKitsune (826576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834382)

How about, "Just remember, a couple of missiles will take care of these bastards". Or perhaps, "As long as they hook them up to a nearby, easily hackable control panel and provide a little bit of cover, I'm set." I could go on all night... I've been waiting for auto-turrets ever since I first played a futuristic FPS. I'm as giddy as a n00b with a rocket launcher!

put down your weapon (1)

gadzook33 (740455) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834386)

you have twenty seconds to comply

What's with the bizzare music? (1)

uradu (10768) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834394)

Well, at least it's not Pie Jesu.

Saw the pictures and my first thought was.. (1)

qualidafial (967876) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834432)

No disassemble!

CTF (1)

Vash24601 (1001491) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834442)

I'm surprised no one has made a joke about this simplifying the process of defending all our flags...

Worthless (1)

ryanhos (125502) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834444)

This thing is so defeatable that it's likely to never be useful. The SK government will spend millions on them, deploy them, and the NKs will circumvent them with minimal effort.

1.) Paintballs. If the cameras can't see, the targeting software is crippled.

2.) One of these [world.guns.ru] could render the barrel unfireable from beyond the autogun's effective range. It could probably also damage the optical sensor or mar it's lens enough to render it useless.

3.) Rectangular metal shields -- If the software is trained to not shoot at trees, make yourself look like a (slow moving) tree. The recognition software is probably focusing on the gangly and flapping arms and legs we humans have. If one hides his arms and legs, one will not get shot.

4.) Blind the sensors. Focus enough visible and infrared light on the sensors to render them useless.

But can it handle the MPAA? (1)

rentedflowers (640237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834448)

Do you think Disney has noticed that they stole the Pirates of the Carribean theme music?

Add lasers (1)

AnimeDTA (963237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834450)

Add some lasers and a short circuit [imdb.com] and we're onto something here. Maybe some blue ray lasers striped from blue ray players?

Forget a Border Fence (1)

truckaxle (883149) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834452)

Couldn't these robots save the US a lot of money on a border fence. Just the rumor that these baby's were deployed would probably be enough deterrent.


I hate war... ALL of them, but.... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834478)

I never liked the idea of non-human troops being sent to fight our wars. The whole point of war is that it's the last resort. However with this sort of technology, the country or countries using said machines have less of a moral objection to "sending in the troops" so to speak.
War is supposed to be discouraging, not a literal video-game. This is sick.
If you're going to declare war, your life better be on the line, too, otherwise it's evil and and sadistic for you to do so...
Though I guess this is also a possible GOOD thing. So that instead of corrupt bastards sitting in their offices sending men and women to their deaths, they're sending in hunks of metal. But then they're just going to attack whatever the hell they want to attack.
So no. This will not have my support. Ever.

Aliens movie? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16834482)

Lots of robocop references, but the movie Aliens is where it's at: they had the remote sentries, with remote video. That was cool.

Oblig (1)

AnimeDTA (963237) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834486)

The promotional video is both scary and funny at the same time.
All your base are belong to us!
Johny five alive!

Morals? (1)

bigberk (547360) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834502)

I know some engineers that are going to hell!

Hopefully Sales are Restricted (1)

runlevel 5 (977409) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834504)

I would really hate to think of what would happen if some of the scarier world leaders decided to use a these tings to keep people in rather than out. Imagine a "customized" model with its warning system defeated. Unfortunately, this machine would be an extremely effective tool to prevent your people from escaping your iron fist.

Pirate Music + Robot = ??? (1)

aster_ken (516808) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834506)

So we get music from Pirates of the Carribean, a robot with weapons, and a whole bunch of guys walking around hunched over like apes...

Pirate Monkey Robot!!!

Why did everyone walk like that, anyway? It seems like the only guy that stood up straight was the one with his arms in the air.

Command (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834518)


> KILL ALL HUMANS
Processing Command...

Very weird... (1)

BigFootApe (264256) | more than 7 years ago | (#16834522)

Short Circuit meets Ron Popeil. Nice.
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