DARPATech Bots Can Walk, Climb, Hover, Kill and Look Cute at the Same Time

little_dog_darpa_630.jpgDARPATech 2007, the Pentagon CES, always brings all kinds of weird robots ready to help kill people and defend the troops.

Like the Organic Air Vehicle, which uses a laser to pinpoint targets floating from 9 miles away. And the Micro Air Vehicle, a monitoring hovering bot that can alert of enemy presence. Or the StickyBot, which can climb walls like a gecko. And kill people by biting their buttocks, I guess. Not sure how useful would be for the military, but I want one.

On the big image above is the Little Dog, which is a blind robot that uses external cameras to recognize the terrain and walk round obstacles. It was developed to improve its bigger sibling performance. [Popular Mechanics]