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Re: [DS2][SG2] Robot Dogs

From: "Eli Arndt" <emu2020@h...>
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 22:01:35 PDT
Subject: Re: [DS2][SG2] Robot Dogs

Well, I do know that right now robots can be used for ambushing tanks. 
can roll out, wait for weeks and hit anything crossing an area of the
or terrain they cover.	I think the robot I'm talking about is a Fireant
something like that. Discovery Channel loves to show it in shows on
hardware.  It stnds to reason that a low-grade robot could be set up to 
snipe at soft targets too.  A tripod with servoes, a small logic unit, a

good multi-optic scope al lattached to a rifle and bingo - sort of like
careful 'Sentry Gun'.

>From: "Bell, Brian K" <>
>Reply-To: gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
>To: "'gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU'" <gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU>
>Subject: [DS2][SG2] Robot Dogs
>Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 14:39:59 -0400
>I just saw an interesting article that Sony is now selling Robot
>While the AI and motor skills of the robot dog are (presumably) crude,
>story indicates that it has the capacity to learn from its environment.

>the small size surprised me. This may cause me to reevaluate my ideas
>It certainly got me thinking about robots for DS2/SG2.
>Possible uses with limited AI:
>   Mine detectors
>   Barrier breaching (razorwire, mines, etc.)
>   Mobile mines
>   Scout/Forward Observer
>   Communications relay
>   Decoy
>   ECM
>   Beacon (homing beacon for artillery/artillery/missiles)
>Possible uses with advanced AI:
>   Sniper
>   Battle robot
>   Saboteur
>Brian Bell

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