Thursday, April 13, 2006

The SRL-Star Wars Connection

Survival Research Labs meets Star Wars in the "Crusher," which the AP calls a new "6.5-ton, six-wheeled robotic vehicle designed to negotiate harsh terrain" being developed at Carnegie Mellon for the Army.

There would be something creepy about this if it didn't point to a future form of warfare waged by robots against robots. Until, of course, the robots develop sentience -- as any sci-fi fan knows they will -- and inevitably turn pitilessly on their masters!

Hello, Dave.

Postscript: The previously linked AP story is gone, so here's a new item on the Crusher.

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