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    • CommentAuthor/
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2009
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    We're winning hearts and minds...WITH MAN-EATING ROBOTS
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    They sell insurance for that, you know.

    http://www.robotcombat.com/video_oldglory_hi.html
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2009 edited
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    I love how DARPA always headlines these projects as for "ambulance" or "rescue" applications.

    Because obviously nobody in the military would dream of mounting an M60 on one of these.
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    The Onion gets less wildly satirical and more blandly accurate by the day
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2009
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    Heh, the guys making EATR are having to quell the fearmongering:
    In response to rumors circulating the internet on sites such as FoxNews.com, FastCompany.com and CNET News about a “flesh eating” robot project, Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:CYPW) and Robotic Technology Inc. (RTI) would like to set the record straight: This robot is strictly vegetarian.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2009
     (6374.26)
    @pi8you

    It´s a vegetarian, but it occasionally like fish and the odd bit of white meat...
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2009 edited
     (6374.27)
    How does it feel about eggs?

    Also, from the original article: "Dr. Bob Finkelstein, president of RTI and a cybernetics expert..."

    Anyone else go to the same place I did when they read that?