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Title    Uh Oh, They Strapped a Sniper Rifle to a Robot Dog
Date    Thursday October 14, @01:44AM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the Sit!-Stay!-Aim!-Shoot!-Good(?)-doggie! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/10/13/2015224

upstart writes:

Uh Oh, They Strapped a Sniper Rifle to a Robot Dog:

For years, we've been warning that it was only a matter of time — and now, the inevitable has happened.

Somebody strapped an honest-to-god sniper rifle to the back of a quadrupedal robot dog.

An image shared on Twitter by military robot maker Ghost Robotics shows the terrifying contraption in all its dystopian glory.

Latest lethality 6.5 #creedmoor sniper payload from @SWORDINT. Check out the latest partner payloads @AUSAorg Wash DC. Keeping US and allied #sof #warfighter equipped with the latest innovations. @USSOCOM #defense #defence #NationalSecurity #drone #robotics pic.twitter.com/Dvk6OvL3Bu

— Ghost Robotics (@Ghost_Robotics) October 11, 2021

[...] There's a lot we don't know about the machine, but according to an Instagram post by Sword International, a gun manufacturer, the machine is called the SPUR or Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle.

More at the Sword's website [Ed Comment: Link is sometimes giving 404 since this story was released--JR].


Original Submission

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Uh Oh, They Strapped a Sniper Rifle to a Robot Dog" - https://futurism.com/sniper-rifle-robot-dog
  3. "warning" - https://futurism.com/company-mounts-paintball-gun-robot-dog
  4. "image" - https://twitter.com/Ghost_Robotics/status/1447699250570203137
  5. "#creedmoor" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/creedmoor?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  6. "@SWORDINT" - https://twitter.com/SWORDINT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  7. "@AUSAorg" - https://twitter.com/AUSAorg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  8. "#sof" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/sof?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  9. "#warfighter" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/warfighter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  10. "@USSOCOM" - https://twitter.com/USSOCOM?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  11. "#defense" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/defense?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  12. "#defence" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/defence?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  13. "#NationalSecurity" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalSecurity?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  14. "#drone" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/drone?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  15. "#robotics" - https://twitter.com/hashtag/robotics?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  16. "pic.twitter.com/Dvk6OvL3Bu" - https://t.co/Dvk6OvL3Bu
  17. "October 11, 2021" - https://twitter.com/Ghost_Robotics/status/1447699250570203137
  18. "Instagram post" - https://www.instagram.com/p/CU6th_qL7up/
  19. "Sword's website" - https://sworddefense.com/spur/
  20. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=51914

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