Robo-Dog Soldiers

Well, we knew about robot dogs and we’ve heard about robot soldiers – but unless you were paying close attention, you might not have heard about the new robot dog soldiers:

“By the end of the century there will be virtually no humans on the battlefield,” said Pike. “Robots do what you tell them and they don’t have to be trained.”

He added: “If they are damaged, you can recycle their parts or take them to a repair shop. There is no condolence letter or funeral.”

Projects that other contractors are working on include:

* Big Dog, a quadruped robot that walks like an animal over all types of terrain and carries up to 200 pounds on its back.

There’s video of a BigDog walking over here. It’s… unearthly. Like a cross between Road Warrior and Jan Svankmajer.