September 17, 2014
Awesome robotic sentry being deployed by South Korea along the DMZ.
Ubergizmo reports that the Samsung SGR-A1 costs just $200,000 and supports all weather detection, a 5.56 mm machine gun, grenade launcher, surface to air missiles, and has an illuminator, laser range finder, heat infrared and motion detection, and can track multiple targets.
Moreover, the human operator remains safe at a remote command location, while this robot at the front line targets the enemy at over 2 miles away.
I would think this needs to be augmented with a bunker, camouflage, and/or additional sophisticated anti-air defense system to protect these stationary devices or perhaps add some mobility to these.
Can you think of other countries that could benefit in protecting their borders from terrorists and military incursions with such a robot? ;-)