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  1. UFFDA says

    On the other hand, with tools like this, eventually armed with fire-power, no one will consider getting into a war. Anyway, it’s worth a positive thought.

  2. StevyD says

    Maybe if the military force is made-up of only robots instead of humans we won’t care about the death and destruction war causes in far distant countries. Oh right, we already don’t care.

  3. Miguel R. says

    Headline from Oct. 14, 2014: Pack of Malfunctioning Mule Robots Stampedes Another Crowd; Robot Mules Can’t Be Stopped

  4. RWG says

    Put some horns on the head and they’d be rhinos. Amazing and scary. I wouldn’t want to see one running down the trail toward me.

  5. ratbastard says

    It is creepy,fascinating but creepy. Extensive studies have been done that clearly show most people are freaked out by robots that look too human-like, they’re more comfortable around less human looking machines. Maybe the same applies for robots that look like other animals.

    There are several pretty serious issues with these machines though, in my opinion, and one big one is the noise they make.

  6. AERES says

    @UFFDA – To the contrary. Its predicted that with the increased use of robots and other unmanned weapons systems that armed conflict is likely to increase as opposed to decrease.

    The theory being that leaders will be more inclined to resort to military options when there is less risk at putting their own military personnel at risk and in harms way.

  7. Craig says

    Damn. It can carry 400lbs! I want one for my gear on my next pack trip into the Yellowstone backcountry.

  8. anon says

    The noise that thing makes will drive any soldier to shoot it after ten minutes, let alone 20 miles. Also, will it work in the rain?