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The DARPA Legged Squad Support System

Hits: 6051 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1568 Posts
Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:27:16 AM
I just picture a guy with two coconut halves walking behind it.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22078 Posts
Friday, September 14, 2012 9:52:43 PM
nothing a jeep cant do, so why bother?

@Quactor: In case you were serious:
Jeeps cannot travel where this thing can!
Jeeps cannot drive themselves.
Jeeps are bigger, noisier and get worse gas mileage (Humvees I mean).
Jeeps cannot dance...

avail9988
Male, 18-29, Australia
 677 Posts
Friday, September 14, 2012 1:26:36 AM
"Its here!" Whats here? "The fkn robot apocalypse. Idiot"

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 3950 Posts
Friday, September 14, 2012 1:09:33 AM
derp-a

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10269 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:25:38 PM
"It's a lot better than a horse or mule in many ways."

Well, you can't f_ it, so it fails the Army's spec.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10269 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:24:50 PM
and now we stalk silently up to the enemy.

HiEv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 393 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:33:18 PM
"DARPA is back and it's new and improved!"

Uh... DARPA is the government agency that helped fund the project to build this robot.

DARPA never "left" either.

In fact, ARPA (which became DARPA) funded the ARPANET back in the 1960s and '70s, which is the basis for the Internet and Internet protocols we now use today.

So, you're using the results of one DARPA project to show the results of another DARPA project.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:23:36 PM
nothing a jeep cant do, so why bother?

mcssls
Male, 40-49, Western US
 594 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:29:59 PM
if that loud ass thing got near my fire team I'd shoot it

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1095 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:48:23 AM
That's cool at poo. And the fact that you can actually hear the footsteps shows that it's not incredibly loud.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16155 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:10:42 AM
Actually it does not need to be filled with gas every 20 minutes (it's capacity is classified, but I'm betting it's at least 8hrs.) and it's relatively quiet compared to a lawnmower or weed wacker. It's designed to carry half a ton of supplies or to carry a wounded soldier on a stretcher out of harms way.

This will help prevent back strain and injuries to our soldiers and can be armed and controlled remotely for reconnaissance.

It's a lot better than a horse or mule in many ways.

dsp2003
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 152 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:34:44 AM
When it was follow the leader through the high brush, all I could here was the crocodile hunters voice saying "Watch as that DARPA tracks it prey."

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2428 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:11:21 AM
Woo-hoo! We've invented a mechanical water buffalo!

(and it's so fast and stealthy, too!)

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 957 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:26:12 AM
It's a loud as hell walking generator that must be filled with gas every 20 minutes.

Ilikelogic
Male, 40-49, Europe
 504 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:24:41 AM
WOW, THE US MILITARY INVENTED A HORSE



feed me

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22078 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:18:34 AM
But, can they dance?

MountainBord
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1898 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:17:37 AM
no please god no!

MrOrange
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2268 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:14:26 AM
Half life 2 anyone?


McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12739 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:03:03 AM
And then they started breeding for world dominationz!!!

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:46:51 AM
Link: The DARPA Legged Squad Support System [Rate Link] - DARPA is back and it's new and improved!


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