Monday, April 24, 2006

'BomBots' Roll Off Production Line, Head To War

'BomBots' Roll Off Production Line, Head To War: "Little more than a remote-controlled truck with an improved guidance system, a remote-controlled video camera, and an explosive-charge dispenser, the BomBots were designed to drop off a remotely-detonated charge next to improvised bombs that insurgents have deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Not surprisingly, the BomBots are cheap -- just $5,000, versus other robots that cost about $100,000 or more, according to the WVHTC, which will manufacture the BomBots at a subsidiary, known as Innovative Response Technologies. The low cost means that pencil-pushers won't worry if a BomBot dies in battle, the WVHTC said."

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