Rise Of The Machines
Boston Dynamics Big Dog
Proposed robot pack animal capable of tracking humans over more than 12 miles of difficult terrain
Honeywell XM 156
Miniature air vehicle that can "hover and stare" to discreetly observe human activity.
Robotic Technology EATR
Proposed “energetically autonomous tactical robot” equipped with a chainsaw arm and fueled by plentiful twigs and leaves.
Samsung Techwin SGR-1
South Korean border guardbot able to identify intruders and launch grenades in response.
Israel Institute of Technology Virob
Able “to crawl within cavities with similar characteristics as the typical human body’s veins and arteries"
Surgical robot snake capable of entering a human body and wrapping itself around the heart and other organs.
German Aerospace Agency Stabbing Robot
Designed, for “soft-tissue injury“ research purposes, to cut humans using such devices as a steak knife, scissors or a screwdriver.
University of the West of England Slugbot
Proposed anti-slug gardening device capable of surviving solely on a diet of decomposing flesh.
University of Ljubljana/Epson Punching Robot
Repurposed assembly-line device capable of inflicting multiple blows of increasing intensity in order to analyze degrees of human pain.
U.S. Air Force Anubis
Proposed sniper drone, capable of delivering “a munitions payload
to engage timesensitive fleeting targets in complex environments." Aerovironment, the company responsible for the Global Observer drone pictured here, received the contract for the project.