China’s Attack Robots Revealed!

Chinese armed attack robot (telegraph.co.uk)

China has “armed attack robots” equipped with rifles and grenade launchers designed to be “the latest line of defence in the fight against “global terror.” That’s how the People’s Republic characterizes their contribution to Skynet. But really, is this such a big deal? Are these dinky killers – revealed at the 2015 World Robot Conference in Beijing – autonomous? And how scary is a robot named “NOBODY” armed with “minor-caliber weapons, recoilless rifles and grenade launchers?” When drones get a mind of their own, then we have issues. Until then Hammacher Schlemmer is aware.

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  1. avatar Joe R. says:

    Hitler armed Germany by mfg weapons for use by their Olympians during world games.

    It’s a scaleable ruse. Equip a tank with a similar getup and voila. The only nation with an ample ‘disposable’ populace for conflict, now needs robots too. Hmmmm

  2. avatar Fuquee says:

    Hatched out of the knowledge that the Chinese people have no stomach for war…… Their leaders on the other hand….

  3. avatar Cucamonga Jeff says:

    Just going by what I know about other things made in China, I don’t think we need to worry. It looks like it wouldn’t survive a hit from BB gun let alone full out war.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    HS has a 95,000 dollar hippo sofa in it’s current flyer. I peruse their catalogues for comic relief.

  5. avatar Frank Masotti says:

    From the size it looks like a few 308 rounds or 1 50 would take it out.

    1. avatar vvind says:

      Or just get a spatula and flip it on its back.

  6. avatar Tom W. says:

    Man makey, man breakey.

    Methinks some spam can Moisin Nagant Ammo would provide performance inhibitors.

    Especially those shiny camera folder thingy’s.

  7. avatar Avid Reader says:

    It looks like it would be more fun to chase the cat with than the Roomba.

  8. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:

    I wonder how long until hobby king gets these in stock…..

    Seriously though I wonder what would happen if you set up a bunch of these with some neural nets and let them loose what would happen….. (of course setting initial weights would be a pain)

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    Can I get an order of Mu Shu Pork with that?

  10. avatar Slimjim9 says:

    “When drones get a mind of their own, then we have issues.”

    That is totally not the issue. Drones don’t need a mind of their own to be a big deal. We have Air Force pilots in Nevada flying drones over Afghanistan dropping ordnance, or so I’ve read. Scale this up to tank size remote controlled from Beijing and you think it’s not a big issue? Of course if you think our guys aren’t doing this in some secret lab as well, you’re fooling yourself. This is the future of warfare, or at least part of it.

  11. avatar Camper says:

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  12. avatar Random_Commenter says:

    Yeah, I watched “Short Circut”…#5 is alive

  13. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Looks like the SHIV from the XCOM video game.

  14. avatar jwm says:

    “I Did Not Murder, Him!”

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