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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2021 8:28 p.m. PST

…Sniper Rifle

"A robot dog design armed with a 6.5 mm Creedmoor sniper rifle capable of precisely hitting targets from 3,940 feet away has been unveiled at the US Army trade show.

The 'Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle' (SPUR) is the brainchild of Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics and arms manufacturer SWORD International of Sparks, Nevada.

Placed on top of one of Ghost Robotics' existing 'quadrupedal unmanned ground vehicle' designs, SPUR can be remotely instructed to load, unload and fire its rifle…"

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Wow! Apparently this Dog can precisely fire at targets 3/4 of a mile away….!


Armand

jamemurp15 Oct 2021 6:36 a.m. PST

Every one of these robotics platforms will be weaponized. We have already seen autonomous target selection being deployed (Libya 2020) and it is likely that it is being more widely utilized than reported. This precision weapon is far less terrifying than slapping an MG or ordinance on it. These platforms offer not only the advantage of freedom from human concerns like fear, fatigue, and conscience, but they also avoid the morale sapping effects of human casualties when disable/destroyed. They also conveniently complicate any attempts at accountability, including for war crimes. They must be supremely appealing for dictators and tyrants due to their usefulness for internal operations as well.

Inch High Guy15 Oct 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

Aliens sentry guns scene: YouTube link

Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

witteridderludo15 Oct 2021 8:04 a.m. PST

As long as the robots aren't shopping for their own weapons :-)

youtu.be/-B6YbMKda68

Legion 415 Oct 2021 11:33 a.m. PST

As with drones you will see more & more AI, robots, etc., on the battlefield. But these won't replace all humans on that same battlefield. At least not for a very long time …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2021 2:32 p.m. PST

Are you sure…? (smile)

Armand

Legion 415 Oct 2021 3:41 p.m. PST

I'm sure of little these day … as the USA falls into the abyss …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2021 9:50 p.m. PST

US Army to Stage Largest Robot Tank Experiment Ever


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Armand

Legion 416 Oct 2021 7:52 a.m. PST

IIRC the Russians have done this already. It is coming sooner or later as the norm.

Zephyr116 Oct 2021 7:55 p.m. PST

"F1D0, noooo! Stay away from the fire hydrant! It's an IED!"

>BOOM<

evil grin

Legion 417 Oct 2021 8:04 a.m. PST

The IED must have been liquid activated …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2021 2:59 p.m. PST

Ha!Ha!….


Armand

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