US designs robo-bear to rescue injured soldiers

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




I hope its being programmed with Isaac Asimov's Three Laws.

Makes a change from the old fireman's carry though!

Oi you c*nt, not that way, it f*cking hurts!

*electronic chirp* NEGATIVE
 

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