iRobot Corporation, famous as pretty much the only major consumer robotics company in existence, has announced a new military order and results defying market expectations. The iRobot SUGV. Credit: Boeing Or you could have about 300 Roombas. The firm, maker of the iconic Roomba floor-cleaning droid, issued crowd-pleasing Q2 …
How long before Apple uses them?
"Did you mean..."
Sues or uses?
Either way, it might still fit.
(as Paris said to the bishop)
GTFO that is not a robot !!
it is a remote controlled device.
Thingamajiggy at best
It is not a robot,
*im going to go have a lie down somebody take those red bulls away from me my eyes are whizzing round !!!
I'm sure it has features and properties that justify the $155,000 price tag but it sure looks cheap and shitty in the photo - almost like a ponced-up kiddy toy. Like I said, I'm sure it isn't though.
I, for one, welcome our...
... human-portable ponced-up kiddy toy overlords, as it means there might still be a need for us humans to carry them, so they won't wipe us *all* out. Or something.
The dick said
"Warfighters"?? How about soldiers, soldier?
I'd take a guess that "warfighters" is used in order to include contractors such as Blackwater as well as proper soldiers.
No, it doesn't include Blackwater etc mercenaries, it's just for soldiers. Because soldiers wasn't suitably heroic or some rubbish.
Actually, it may be that the term was coined to include airmen and sailors, who make up a fair number of US Special Forces and so are quite involved in fighting the current wars. Soldiers refers only to members of the Army, not Air Force or Navy. It's still a stupid word.
if it works as well...
as their carpet cleaner then there are going to be some badly injured "warfighters" out there.
iRobot roomba - didnt make 3 months, replacement made < 2 months. I gave up - it still drive around -just doesnt do anything - kinda like I expect this thing will do.
For $155,000 ... I have a question ...
can it do the cleaning chores around the home or barracks?
"Partnered with Boeing"
Boeing collects the checks and fills in most of the paperwork.
Expensive Replcement ....
... for a helmet on the end of a rifle trick to flush out the enemy.
155 grand a pop?
You've got to hand it to iRobot, they know how to clean up.....
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