Skittish robots out for a walk in Boston… Rifle mounted units are coming next for Pentagon…

Posted by Kane on October 17, 2021 5:11 am

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The image above shows a quadrupedal robot — a Vision 60 unit built by US firm Ghost Robotics — that’s been equipped with a custom gun by small-arms specialists Sword International. It seems the gun itself (dubbed the SPUR or “special purpose unmanned rifle”) is designed to be fitted onto a variety of robotic platforms. It has a 30x optical zoom, thermal camera for targeting in the dark, and an effective range of 1,200 meters.

 

What’s not clear is whether or not Sword International or Ghost Robotics are currently selling this combination of gun and robot. But if they’re not, it seems they will be soon. As the marketing copy on Sword’s website boasts: “The SWORD Defense Systems SPUR is the future of unmanned weapon systems, and that future is now.”

 

The machine was shown off for the first time at the Association of the United States Army’s 2021 annual conference earlier this week. The conferences bills itself as a “landpower exposition and professional development forum” held in Washington DC, October 11-13.

 

Details about the partnership between Ghost and Sword are unclear, but Ghost’s quadrupedal robots are already being tested by the US military. Last year, the 325th Security Forces Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida became the first unit in the Department of Defense to use quadrupedal robots in regular operations. It uses them to patrol the base’s perimeter, navigating swampy areas that “aren’t desirable for human beings and vehicles,” according to an interview with Ghost Robotics CEO Jiren Parikh.

 

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It’s good to see the people walking the robots are wearing masks outside

 

 


 

 

It’s all fun and games until they mount a gun on top…

 

 

 

 

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King George
King George

Their F##king around with toys and the PLA and Russia have hypersonic missiles.

Brad
Brad

I’m sure they probably already addressed the issue but I’d still like to see how they dealt with the problem of kick back.

KNIGHT OF BADASSDOM
KNIGHT OF BADASSDOM

Great, more tech F Joe Biden can give to our enemies.

Twitchy
Twitchy

They need to deploy some of these at the border.

Patriot 1776
Patriot 1776

Um, Terminator anyone? Hello? Skynet?

Kaiju66
Kaiju66

For the navy, sharks with frikken lasers

Oatwilly
Oatwilly

This generation missed out on the cautionary story of RoboCop. What could go wrong?

Aaron
Aaron

The SPUR is the future in unmanned weapons systems? I sure hope so. That Glock I duct taped to a squirrel ain’t cutting it.

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

They have to be able to see……..
Once you destroy their ability to see….
They’re totally hopeless………
The technology is out there….
And it’s accurate up to hundreds of thousands of yards away……………….
Farther than they can shoot…….
Make them empty out their guns then blind them…

Jimysan
Jimysan

I think a cast net would mess with their walking ability. Throw a wet blanket over it and it’s blind.
Easy peasy.

skooby
skooby

good idea but dont broadcast tactics

Twitchy
Twitchy

Good luck getting close enough to “blind them”. Most likely get your a$$ shot off before you even see them.

Elethiomel
Elethiomel

ED-209

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

I would love to take on about 20 of those things at the same time…………
By the time I got finished with them……..
They would be a out of ammunition…..
Then I would move in for the kill……..
I’d be smashing them up with a Steel crowbar..
Destroying millions of dollars of their equipment.

Twitchy
Twitchy

In your dreams.

MathIsHard
MathIsHard

these things cost a lot more money than a human worker

Htos1av
Htos1av

The demonrats will make it “illegal” to use these anywhere EXCEPT on white citizens in the CONUS.
I’ll bet a paid off house in Florida on that!

Aunt Lea
Aunt Lea

All you need is water. Sparks everywhere.

Supreme Dalek
Supreme Dalek

This isn’t 1920.

joe
joe

correction…… saltwater.

I always wanted to go on BATTLEBOTS with salt water sprayer and electronic countermeasures and dominate that show….
turns out, in the rules you can’t do that….. :(

Twitchy
Twitchy

Probably waterproof.

TF
TF

Is this how it will happen?

IP Freely
IP Freely

We have armed drones patrolling in the US. It’s obviously not to “protect” us.

Amy
Amy

Black Mirror, anyone?

God Fearing
God Fearing

Are those for us, we the people….. you know the thing

William Thomas
William Thomas

Replacements for the unvaccinated. But, will the controller have combat knowledge or just be an IT Geek. You need to think like a warrior during combat, not a programmer.

Learntocode80211
Learntocode80211

I was thinking about getting a new dog anyway.

ACD
ACD

Where can we get one for the house?

evodawg
evodawg

One shot and this over rated device is disabled.

Noquarters
Noquarters

A trip wire would work too

neat
neat

Those fools working on the robots are just like the scientists who created the atom bomb. They have absolutely no ability to see that what they are doing will change, negatively, the course of our world of freedom. Killer robots, putting human DNA into
other helpless creatures, tortured in labs, trying to wipe out our armed services from the inside with killer shots, meant to totallhy enslave (if they don’t end you first). We’re just like the animals in government scientists’ labs that they secretly love to hurt & kill.
What is the answer? The only thing powerful enough to change things is if the country somehow turns back to God.

entagor
entagor

Like the scientists who resurrected the 1918 flu virus by digging up the dead.
1997 Taubenberger sequences part of the DNA recovered from a soldier who died of it at Fort Jackson
2002 scientists at USDA Athens GA created a flu virus with 2 of the 1918 genes – almost recreating the original
2005 Taubenberger at the US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rockville MD, Maps all the genes,using DNA from frozen Alaska victims – oh and publishes the data
2005 Tumpey at the CDC Atlanta uses the data to create the full virus, infected mice, and found unlike all other flu, it uses an unknown mechanism to rapidly destroy lungs
2008 Taubenberger and Fauci co authored a paper finding secondary bacterial pneumonia was the cause of most death in the 1918 flu. Fauci worked with a real ‘Dr Frankenstein’ to satisfy his own need to know just what made the kill successful ….

oh, and these nutcases did all this in a level 3 lab, not a level 4 lab

Htos1av
Htos1av

I still have the internet article screen cap stating where DOZENS of virologists all died within weeks of each other-weeks after 9/11. JUST a “coincidence” I’m sure…

Trump’s Third Term
Trump’s Third Term

That Atom Bomb has done more to prevent war than any other machine

Potato PhoneCamera=AsteroidFlyby
Potato PhoneCamera=AsteroidFlyby

there is no atom bomb and one hasn’t been tested in decades. in elite circles, modern nuclear programs like N Korea, Iran, Pakistan are political propaganda to lend credibility to illegitimate dictatorial regimes and defend high taxation for wasteful spending.

Doug
Doug

I’m sure the chicoms will place a huge order. If you’re going to do an amphibious landing on an island, why not send the dog soldiers in first?

Doug
Doug

1,200m range… run by immoral anonymous gamers with nothing to lose…i’m sure no war crimes would be committed…
Key to defense would be to find the hive of cowardly gamers/drone pilots, and nuke it.

Man
Man

If we don’t take back the country soon, we never will.

ACD
ACD

RESIST NOW! FALL DETERMINES IT ALL!

Man
Man

We are completely screwed

Thought Criminal
Thought Criminal

Just because you can doesnt mean you should.

JCJ
JCJ

I’d like to see these replace some, or coordinate with, US Border Patrol

testdepth
testdepth

They’ll be used to scan people for COVID vaccination or else!!

TrueTexas
TrueTexas

It was only ever a matter of time.

testdepth
testdepth
JCJ
JCJ

And after the next war some mentally incompetent Dem-commie fake elected “President” will leave these behind for our enemies.

JCJ
JCJ

Coming to the front door of a conservative household near you. We know who dem-commies think their enemies are, and it isn’t some foreign country. They’ll use these to eliminate their political opponents. Hillary probably already has one.

Neil
Neil

I mean the warning signs for this kind of poking the bear militarized AI is plentiful. If you want to get a good look at how this particular type of tactical robot dog cold be terrifying then watch an episode called “metalhead” on a Series called “Black Mirror” on Netflix, yes evil Netflix which the vast majority of us have anyway and navigate around the leftist garbage.

Ivan Mir
Ivan Mir

The Iranians (Russians too) managed years ago to hack and land a drone from US.

A fundraiser to hire the hackers will set these dogs useless…needless to say Chicongo mobs will find a way to destroy them without hackers.

JCJ
JCJ

This is why these things don’t have auto self-destruct

Say what you think
Say what you think

What could possibly go wrong?

Riseliberty
Riseliberty

Wondering when Biden will give the technology to China.

Jax
Jax

We’ll, it’s only fair

neat
neat

Blackmail.

Steely Dan
Steely Dan

No matter how we feel about nuclear weapons, they exist, and unless you are naive about national security, you need them to protect yourself from other countries that possess them.
The same goes for the 2nd Amendment, arm yourself or accept the risk.
Here, we have a new technology that we’ve seen coming for quite some time. Yes, it comes with a new set of dangers, but NO we do not have the latitude to ignore these potential weapons systems.

Don
Don

They’ll shoot more than one unarmed woman at the Capitol someday.

Guv of WV
Guv of WV

Has no one watched Terminator? Give me one scenario where AI and armed machines could possibly be good for humankind…

Don
Don

The Democrats will name it the Patriot Killer.

NJC
NJC

One EMP and they’re all down. This is only going to create calamity for civilians . Our men went from fighting with swords ( a true test of skill and strength ) to shooting at each other, and now this. These machines will be our undoing. If you don’t believe me just research what’s going on in the world of transhumanism today.

Twitchy
Twitchy

I wouldn’t assume they haven’t been hardened against EMP attack.

daniel shays
daniel shays

We build one, China builds ten thousand.

Don
Don

China’s will swim to Taiwan.

South Texas
South Texas

Next question, what does it take to knock them down?

John Colorado
John Colorado

There are videos of attempts to kick them over. Resistance is futile.

Npgh
Npgh

@south texas…yep

David P
David P

Do you think a net would trip them?

Don
Don

One man- John Conner.

FreedomStands
FreedomStands

Great kinetic force. 50 cal BMG steel core??

Whiskey Tango
Whiskey Tango

A 12 gauge slug should take them out of commission fairly quickly.

John Colorado
John Colorado

If you can get within 1200 meters.

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

I kinda wonder what the ” OVERSEERS” think about what’s going on here on the planet earth?
” little green men”

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

How come it always seems to start out ” to protect and to serve American citizens”
But then you get some nut in the White House with his puppet masters jerking his strings….
Taking the technology that is supposed to be protecting us…….. And then using that same technology on us……………….

SoDone
SoDone

That’s how dictatorships work.

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

Good point ………………………..

Ophelia the Cat
Ophelia the Cat

Is this the grub’ment’s solution to an armed USA citizenry?

Don
Don

In short, yes.

George
George

So, nobody ever watched Robocop or Terminator?

rayvet
rayvet

As much as I hate to admit, there’s been a lot of Hollywood movies that were eerily good at predicting future things. We should probably learn from fact.

BT
BT

Predicitive programming.

Texas Paddle Cactus
Texas Paddle Cactus

Replacement for the GI, now known as the “Dog Faced Pony Soldier!”

Nuggets McGee
Nuggets McGee

I got plenty of practice against these things in Deus Ex.

smith. jane smith
smith. jane smith

Now imagine what will happen when a hacker reprograms that thing to return to sender, with extreme prejudice…!

smith. jane smith
smith. jane smith

Looks kind of lame compared to ED-209….

DCSNAFU
DCSNAFU

If these were used in Afganistan they would probably take them out with land mines, IED’s or captured claymore mines. Cheap low tech solutions to high technology. They would buy time and bleed their enemy financially until they gave up.

Sun Tzu, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.

Swisstoons
Swisstoons

If they were used in Afghanistan, the Chinese would now be back-engineering them the same way they are back-engineering the $80 billion worth of other equipment the idiot left behind during the bugout. But as for taking them out with landmines, better to lose one of these than to lose a human soldier (whose training alone runs into the tens of thousands of dollars). I would guess there are already aerial versions of these things which could fly over obstacles, minefields, etc. Just add 4 propellers.

Rhino Rick
Rhino Rick

You know there’s a very strong possibility with our current president who had left $80,000,000,000 worth of weaponry, was deliberately left there knowing that full well that his comrades in China would be ripping apart our technology to reverse engineer and understand how it works to their advantage.
” TREASON”

Trolls
Trolls

Except that our enemy is financed off our backs and even our children’s future paychecks.

GoBrandon
GoBrandon

Target practice

Hallelujah Frau Huchsel
Hallelujah Frau Huchsel

I see one, I will either shoot it or destroy it with my aluminum bat.

Enough with the iPhone morons who think that they work for CNN or Fox News.
Leave the phone in your pockets and Destroy these before it us too late…

Sam Axe
Sam Axe

Wait till it’s big brother show up
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Ethyl Mercaptain
Ethyl Mercaptain

You might have to make your dog catching net out of steel cable.

I wonder if you could blind them with expanding urethane foam

motivated ruger usmc
motivated ruger usmc

Yes, yes you can. Educated idiots didn’t think of that.

spoiler alert
spoiler alert

Looks like they’re ramping up for civil war in the USA.
These things are the stuff of nightmares.
Traumatizing visual for young people.
No need for funding police.

Your Mom
Your Mom

The robot uprising will last as far as the extension cords will go.

fu
fu

omfg