News: Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Rescuing wounded soldiers in a war zone is extremely dangerous. Again, (previous entry, Futuristic Warefare), the Pentagon turns to scifi technology and robotics for the answer. The current solution is to develop robots that perform as "combat casualty extraction system[s]." And not just one robot to go in and save the day, but an "autonomous EMS crew, complete with an unmanned ambulance and robodocs, who can aid fallen troops 'with minimal intervention by medic or other first responder operators.'"

Click through to Wired's the Danger Room to read more.

One robo-EMS possibility, The Bear:

Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

Pentagon Searches for Perfect Body Extraction Bot

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5 Comments

Why dont we just send robots into fight? And avoid the middle man all together.

Robots cost too much lol, whereas you can always get more human troops.

A single robot would probably last longer then a few soldiers careers. Maybe in the long run it would be about the same price as those soldiers.

Wondering why the robot has to stand up that high with soldier body. Doesn't this make it more prone to falling down and injuring the soldier more? I guess this is just fo' show for now

Autonomous and not armed on earth? We'll start hearing thieves stealing these robots and sell it on the black market. Autonomous expensive bots on the moon is fine, but not on planet earth.

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