Friday, April 28, 2006

Suicide Bomber Robots

Cyberhand has announced the completion of the next stage in their line of Mobile Miniature Anti-Personnel, MMAP, robots in development by its subsidiary CyLogic Aerospace.
Their latest version of the six-legged walking bomb is free to roam on its own and detects and responds to sounds.
The final version will be able to track and approach its target prey before exploding.

They have also recently announced that they will be launching their first rocket in May. The rocket will be the booster of their Avenger urban warfare missile.
The missile will use what they call Empath Fire Control System. The system will allow target acquisition on the fly through some sort of video goggles and, according to Michael Burke, CEO, "This unit will be able to track targets, follow them in an urban or hostile terrain, and selectively eliminate perceived threats." That's a missile he is talking about.

So if you are a 'perceived threat' and you manage to escape the swarm of landmine spiders chasing after you then watch out for the Avenger missile that knows what you look like.

I am not quite sure what to make of these press releases. I cannot find a web page for the CyLogic Aerospace part of Cyberhand. Their webpage includes the latest info on ergonomic keyboards - not quite walking landmines. It is hard to tell whether they are exaggerating the claims of what their weapons will do or whether they are really inventing the next wave in warfare. Maybe I shouldn't piss them off just in case.

[About the picture: From the 1984 movie Runaway with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons (yes, the guy from KISS). This classic robot flick included both of these inventions. The picture above shows the MMAP's. They did not explode but squirted acid out of very evil-looking needles. The plot had the bad guys trying to sell stolen computer chips to terrorists. The chips would be used to make large bullets that would target and chase the victim, very much like the Avenger missile.]

Cyberhand Technologies International Starts Construction on Sound Activated Anti-Personnel Fighting Robot Prototype: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance


Anonymous Cristobal said...

Who's the CEO of this company? Dr. Evil?

11:28 AM, April 30, 2006  
Anonymous Rain gutters cleaning said...

I agree with Cristobal. Why are you creating such destructive weapons? We already have many ones.

11:41 PM, December 27, 2009  

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