Korea Upgrades its robot army. Leaves USA in the dust.

8 06 2006


Korea has gone and upgraded its robot army arsenal again. This time they've rolled out two new unmanned autonomous all terrain vehicles. They've got auto-targeting machine guns, 8 wheels, and a top speed of 45kph across rugged enemy grounds. They can navigate on their own or can be controlled remotely.
Another member of the robotic fleet is the not pictured Gyeonma, a dog like robot soldier with eight legs that can explore extremely rough terrain. These will first supplement and later replace human soldiers on the battlefields of the future.
The United States is far behind Korea when it comes to robotic military technology. While DARPA holds the annual Grand Challenge for autonomous homebrew vehicles, Korea's military already has several finished products ready to roll. Why doesnt Uncle Sam take a hint from the consumer electronics industry and import the hell out of these suckers like a sea of cheap iPod knock-offs.

Official release from the Korean Herald

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24 04 2007
yourfarkingkidding

“Why doesnt Uncle Sam take a hint from the consumer electronics industry and import the hell out of these suckers like a sea of cheap iPod knock-offs.”

What drugs were you on when you wrote that?

18 08 2007
dred

dum americans

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