Army Prepares ‘Robo-Soldier’ for Iraq: “Made by a small Massachusetts company, the SWORDS, short for Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems, will be the first armed robotic vehicles to see combat“
The story goes on to talk about how this machine was created using off the shelf gear for only $2 million and in six months. Fantastic results do not need fantastic budgets. It’s nice to see folks who can think out of the box.
Right now they are mounting an automatic rifle on the little buggers, but have expermented with rocket launchers, grenade lauchers, the Metal Storm launcher and a .50 cal.