Who saw The Hurt Locker? Oh, right: none of you. Even if you didn’t you probably are already familiar with the basic concept: a U.S. Army guy whose job it is to disable I.E.D.s sorta goes crazy. That’s the gist of it. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense in the UK has unveiled something called the Dragon Runner, a remote-controlled robot that disables bombs.
It has four—count ‘em, four!—on-board cameras that transmit the images of what’s what to the soldat behind the controller. Said soldat can then use the robotic arm, which can lift up to 100 pounds, to try to disable a bomb or move it to a safer location.
That’s pretty much all there is to it.
Back to The Hurt Locker. It was an OK movie, sure, but there’s no way in hell you can tell me it was better than Un prophète.