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Monday, September 10, 2012

Meet Your Future Overlord: The Robot Mule

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The unmanned drones the U.S. military employs are just the tip of the iceberg as far as its ambitions with robot technology are concerned. (See this demo video of a Starship Troopers-style exoskeleton if you need convincing.)

Now, even the good ol' packhorse is getting a robotic upgrade. This demo video of a four-legged robotic pack mule released by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seems all well and good until you see a group of the robots walking around, scanning with front-mounted cameras. Then it suddenly seems really, really creepy.

Prepare to be ruled by robot donkeys.

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