Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Robotic Task Force: A Two-Robot, Bomb-Defusing, Riot-Controlling, Firefighting Team (With Video!)

From Popular Mechanics:

Segway presented two robots at Robobusiness 2009 that can defuse dirty bombs, take on riots and fight fires—giving their operators comfortable distance from dangerous situations. Here is an up-close look at the robots from the show floor.

Fact: Two new robots unveiled at the 2009 Robobusiness conference in Boston are specifically designed to steal jobs from hard-working, flesh-and-blood Americans.

More relevant fact: As usual, the jobs in question are the sort of thankless, dangerous and unsavory work that most humans would run screaming from.

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