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Parzival29 Mar 2012 10:53 a.m. PST

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Well, I hadn't heard of that one. And I'm not all that certain a wierd plastic teddy bear face is all that reassuring on the battlefield, unless you already know this thing is going to carry you out of harm's way. Otherwise it looks like a demented cross between a Terminator and one of those mangled monstrosity's from Sid's house in Toy Story.

Still, impressive bit of tech if they ever get a truly operational one completed. Could save a lot of lives.

(Any body besides me think it's a little creepy that the company name is "Vecna"? If they offer you a cybernetic eye, ask about the side effects! grin)

kyoteblue Inactive Member29 Mar 2012 11:02 a.m. PST

Creepy but cool!!

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

Tight doorways and stairs aren't a problem for this Bear.

It just crushes the wounded guy to fit him through!

Any body besides me think it's a little creepy that the company name is "Vecna"? If they offer you a cybernetic eye, ask about the side effects!

From the company's site ( link ):

"Founded in 1999 by MIT alumni, Vecna Technologies…"

MIT? I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts those guys all played D&D…

BTW, laugh The robot already has "manoeuvrable hands"…. TWO of them!!!
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Tim

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 12:59 p.m. PST

oh yeah these guys are definite gamer's.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 1:34 p.m. PST

There was a story about this device on the Science
channel, a segment actually, in an hour program on
military robots.

Interesting.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member02 Apr 2012 6:42 p.m. PST

What Tomorrow's War calls a "Care Bear".

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