Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Australian robot competition

The Australian government has announced a $1.6million competition to come up with the next generation of military robots.

The robots will be designed to carry out surveillance missions in urban combat zones thereby replacing soldiers in what are very dangerous situations. Although the robots will initially be unarmed, the Australian government intends that they will ultimately have the capability to neutralize enemy forces - i.e. "Exterminate them!"

The shortlisted entrants will demonstrate their prototype machines at the Land Warfare Conference in Brisbane in November next year.

TechRadar: Australian Govt launches killer robot competition