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Old 09-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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US Marines Get an ATAT?

http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/09...Channel=118065

"...and if it frightens the enemy into submission, that's a plus."

A robotic "pack mule" for ground troops is about to be field-tested by embedding with Marines on deployment. The video is interesting but the thing is just too noisy...


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Old 10-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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Wow...
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, a lot of vids of that have been posted. Remember first seeing it a few years ago.. though it was at an earlier stage of development... reminded me of a Metal Gear Gekko.


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Old 10-22-2012, 02:30 AM   #4
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Cool.Looks to me that the future will look a bit like star wars.The far future.


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Old 10-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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Not really an ATAT so to speak, I remember seeing something in the Call Of Duty: Black Ops II trailer that looked like a walking mech of some kind, that would be cool to see in the future (not like more war machines would be "cool" compared with the kinds of conflicts we'd have that would be better avoided). I've seen videos about this robotic pack mule thing before, and I feel like its cool but seems impractical when you get right down to it. Maybe if they focus on the walking technology they can apply it to larger projects in the future.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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Looks more like a FENRIS Mech.


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Old 11-09-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Thread title is a tad hyperbole but, meh.

That's pretty cool. I was aware several years ago we were making "bug" robots that had 6 turning legs which could traverse over obstacles and uneven ground (to a point). Nice to see we're improving our technology. I don't know if I'm going to like it so much when we get the pricetag for it, though.


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