When they're not impressing us with their HDTVs, Samsung's out making killer robots. Literally. Along with Korea University, they've created a robotic sentry that's equipped with two cameras (one infrared), zooming capabilities, and a BFG (a 5.5mm machine gun to be exact). The robot has the ability to differentiate between humans and inanimate objects and can even hunt its enemy from afar (which is actually kinda scary). It also has a speaker that beckons the fool that walks near it to surrender before being pulverized. The robot is damn good at keeping up with its "targets," but most of them seemed to be walking so we'd be curious to know if it's possible to out run the machine, though we wouldn't wanna be the guinea pig for that job.
Friday, November 03, 2006