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Dragon Runner Robots from QinetiQ North America Ideal for Sentry Duty

The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System may be the closest that we humans have come to the legendary Skynet of Terminator. In the movie Skynet is a complex computer that becomes aware of its own existence and sends out robotic armies to kill humans and take over the world.

The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System has a brawny combat robot called DR10 that may well be one of those killer machines. The robot is produced by QinetiQ North America which is a subsidiary of the QinetiQ Group of the UK. It rolls on tank type tacks and has day and night vision cameras. Add to that a four barrel grenade launcher and a 7.62 machine gun and you would agree its quite a package to pack.

The robot is idea for sentry duty at a check point. It can warn people away with a police like hailer. It can use a non blinding lae4r, tear gas or smoke grenades and if all else fails fire a couple of lethal shots. The robot has been named the Dragon Runner. The robot weighs 10 pounds and measures 15 inches long by 13.5 inches wide. It can be packed and deployed easily. It has a wearable control interface that has sensors that can be operated in day and night.

Christopher Langford, product manager for QinetiQ's unmanned systems group said that the military robot was an escalation of force tool that had been delivered to the US Special Operations Force. It is designed to use multiple payloads like a variety of sensors, radios, cameras and robotic arms.

Source: QinetiQ North America

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