It was like that when I got here.........honest!!!
- May 29, 2009
- Reaction score
- Welwyn Garden City (but oddly, not an actual city)
Nope - that was last year ...(Isn't it the centenary of the invention of the word ROBOT??)
FULL STORY: https://web.archive.org/web/20130123023343/http://capek.misto.cz/english/robot.htmlContrary to the popular opinion, Karel Capek, the author of RUR is not the inventor of the word robot. The word which is derived from the czech noun "robota" meaning "labor" is an accomplishement of Capek's older brother, the cubist painter and writer Josef Capek.
The word first appeared in the play RUR published in 1920. Some claim that the word "robot" was first used in Josef Capek's short story Opilec (the Drunkard) published in the collection Lelio in 1917. According to the Capek Brothers Society in Prague this is not correct. The word used in Opilec is "automat". ...
Another company, called SWORD International, decided to mount the assault rifle on the back of the Q-UGV and post pictures of it on Instagram. Where it picked up over a thousand likes.
They call it the SPUR – or the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle.
The gun itself is a 6.5mm assault rifle that the dog seemingly knows how to use.
Ghost Robotics says that SPUR can remotely chamber the first round from an unloaded state and, similarly, clear the chamber and safe the gun if necessary.
There’s an on-board sighting system and soldiers can control the creature via an app installed on military-issued tablet computers.
Although this particular weapon isn’t in use by the US military yet, several unarmed versions of the Q-UGV are in use by America’s air force.