robogrunts- holy cr*p! the terminator is here!




 
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December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 

Topic: robogrunts- holy cr*p! the terminator is here!


ORLANDO, Florida -- Hunting for guerillas, handling roadside bombs, crawling across the caves and crumbling towns of Afghanistan and Iraq -- all of that was just a start. Now, the Army is prepping its squad of robotic vehicles for a new set of assignments. And this time, they'll be carrying guns.

As early as March or April, 18 units of the Talon -- a model armed with automatic weapons -- are scheduled to report for duty in Iraq. Around the same time, the first prototypes of a new, unmanned ambulance should be ready for the Army to start testing. In a warren of hangar-sized hotel ballrooms in Orlando, military engineers this week showed off their next generation of robots, as they got the machines ready for the war zone.

http://www.wired.com/news/technology...w=wn_tophead_1

*********but here's what someone on a different forum posted in response;

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The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor, they tried to murder me before I was born, when I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life my mother told me the storm was coming, Judgment Day, the beginning of the war between man and machines. Three billion lives vanished in an instant, and I would lead what was left of the human race to ultimate victory. It hasn't happened, no bombs fell, computers didn't take control, we stopped Judgment Day. I should feel safe, but I don't, so I live off the grid --- no phone, no address, no one and nothing can find me. I've erased all connections to the past, but as hard as I try I can't erase my dreams, my nightmares.


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The attack began at 6:18 PM, just like he said it would. Judgment Day - the day the human race was nearly destroyed by the weapons they built to protect them. The Terminator knew...he tried to tell us. But I didn't want to hear it. Our destiny was never to stop Judgment Day. It was merely to survive it. Maybe the future has been written, I don't know. All I know is what the Terminator taught me...never stop fighting, and I never will. The battle has just begun.
December 20th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yup I heard South Korea deployed its own model in Iraq for evaluations.
December 23rd, 2004  
rocco
 
as long as we dont let them control everything, and if we control each of them, then 1) they wont be dangerous & 2) we wont be redundant.
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December 23rd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Would be scarey huh?
A very very small rich human population that runs everything by means of machines and the rest of the people basically die out.
December 23rd, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
I don't like machines
December 23rd, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
thats fine. it's when they don't like YOU! lol
December 23rd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
December 24th, 2004  
Maciste
 
Those robogrunts look pretty vulnerable to me. Slow, awkward and very visible. Easy to avoid, go around and destroy on urban environment.
December 24th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Same went with early combat planes of World War I. Couldn't carry much, broke apart if handled roughly...
Look at them now.
This is merely step one. And they're only going to be used for the "hey, go take a look" tasks. Basically it's no different from a recon robot, but it's been added a little something extra to defend itself.
December 24th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Computers can be crashed and robots are basicly big computers, if a terrorist ever manage to create a good enough virus and we have done what congress wants us to " making 1/3 of land forces robotic." then we would be in trouble.