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The shortlived era of the throwable "camera grenade" may already be over, as beercan-sized, hurlable robots with infrared nightsight video are now being delivered to US troops. Tellingly, elite special-operations units have also decided to try the new kit out. The Recon Scout in a company publicity shot. Credit: Recon Robotics …

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Grenade

Brian Blessed mode ON

No-one tosses THIS droid !

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M7S
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I saw the "Police" identifier on his armour

looking at the sylvian idyll in the photo reminded me of a short bit from the "Porridge" film.

Godber: "What can you see"

Fletcher: "copse"

Godber: "As in a wooded glade?"

Fletcher: "Yes, a wooded glade full of bleeding cops"

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Coat

tossable bots

surely, that's 'tossbots'

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Grenade

Enough of the killtech

Surely, surely, now that the armed services are starting to doubt that the war can be won by arms alone, there must be parallel stories about $1.5 million being spent handing out wind-up radios, or the invention of $10 mobile phones, or water condensers, or wells?

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Joke

oh tossers!

end of line

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Boffin

The Recon Scout

Does have a web page:

http://www.recon-scout.com/products/index.cfm

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Grenade

Easy Target

The Recon Scouts, that is. It on;y needs one grenade.

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Headmaster

Re: American context

"or presumably one should say rounders, in this American context"

Presumably one should say baseball, if one wishes to be understood by the Americans in this context...

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Anonymous Coward

Droid=Midget?

Is droid tossing even legal?

It used to be called midget tossing didn't it.

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Rounders?

"or presumably one should say rounders, in this American context"

I assume you meant baseball? Rounders originated in England i believe.

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Bah!

And yet, no "hardened" Roomba stands ready to deliver high-def video of evildoers while giving their carpets a really good clean.

Another win for the asleep-at-the-wheel "scientists".

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Flame

Baseball and Rounders

Even the origins of Baseball are up for grabs. Current thinking believes the game to have originated in Surrey, England in 1755

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Through a door?

If it could be tough enough to be thrown through a closed window or thin door then it could be fired from a grenade launcher which would be handy.

I suspect though it is only good for throwing through open doors.

Pissy little thing though. I wonder if it could actually get around well? Looks like it would be easily foiled by the smallest obstacle.

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FAIL

Who cares about baseball?

In most of the world its a kids game no adult plays.

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Welcome

May I be the first

to welcome our hypertrophied, vein-covered, mutant, droid-throwing overlord!

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The Rise of the Machines

IT started then in the early part of 21st century...............

Baseball British (English) not realated to rounders (British (England bit)) or cricket (also British (England bit)). Also for everyone who lives outside of Britain (particularly Americans and Germans) this is not England it is Britain just as Texas / Bayern is not America / Germany.

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