Ooh a new sport in the making..
Robot Wars with live fire!
While this one wouldn't win even against Matilda, it's only a matter of time before battlebots are put in the arena.
Today's dodgy robot story comes from Russia, where reports have it that a powerful wardroid under development has been given unusual duties. The deadly combat machine, doubtless more accustomed to mowing helpless fleshies like grass, has been reassigned in a cheesy sitcom-style twist as a robo-nanny in charge of looking after …
Dealing with a 10-month-old baby 24/7 have turned many a battle-hardened veteran into a quivering wreck !!
If it's sheer firepower, then use a nuke. It's the sheer complexity of the problems of a (largely) animinated alimentary canal that has driven many a man to the bottle; and I don't mean the one with milk in it !!
What "five ton robot" is deployed in Iraq? Not counting a one-off experimental model or anything that the "inventor" has "planned" to go there. Model numbers and maybe a picture, please, otherwise you're just spouting more of your usual hype. The "Crusher" for example, at 6.5 tons, is still a freakin' *research* project and isn't anywhere near deployment or production.
Now we got some lame home project by some Russian kitchen inventor. He mentions "Iraq" or "military" and the spittle starts flying.Can't we save the luddite-ism for REAL devices?
Next LP's gonna go off on the evils of "remote psychic viewing" as applied by Western forces or the health dangers of "antigravity" on poor "insurgents" from America's "Area 51".
from the russian link:
"Metlushko assembled the device in his kitchen from commonly-available items, such as a webcam, a motherboard, a laser range-finder, rechargeable batteries, a wi-fi transmitter and a bicycle brake. The robot is able to speak, move, carry a baby, move objects, broadcast images, and iron clothes. "
A robot built from household items that can IRON CLOTHES!!! He's a fricken GENIUS. I want one.