Teddy Bear Robot Rescuer

Not sure if anyone had posted about this one...

The US military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help carry injured soldiers away from the battlefield.

The Battlefield Extraction Assist Robot (BEAR) can scoop up even the heaviest of casualties and transport them over long distances over rough terrain.

New Scientist magazine reports that the "friendly appearance" of the robot is designed to put the wounded at ease.

It is expected to be ready for testing within five years.

more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6729745.stm

Not sure about the seppos and the teddy bear look, for our lads I reckon a face like a pert pair of bristols with a bottle of beer between would work better.

If they could have the technology to do this, then surely they could make these 'roboteddies' do the actual fighting? A sort of Care Bears meets the Terminator?

Just a thought....
I'd rather see the fricking robot used to conduct CQB and breach obstacles...

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