First batch of MAARS war robots shipped

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Okay you guys. If you see one of these MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) robots heading your way, do not try to pet it. The machine gun mounted squarely to the robot’s frame might look cute, but those bullets sting.

The first batch of MAARS robots have been shipped out from British company Qinetiq to the US military recently and should see some action over in Iraq. The machine carries a 7.62mm machine gun, 40mm grenade launcher, and can be operated from up to about 2.5 miles away. There’s a video of the robot in action after the jump.


via The Register

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