Friendly Roomba It Ain't - Taser Electric Shotgun to be Mounted on IRobot Military MachinesSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Friendly Roomba It Ain't - Taser Electric Shotgun to be Mounted on IRobot Military Machines
 


10 July 2007 at 2:48:30 PM
salon

Yes. I have a roomba and it does a GREAT job of vacuuming the floor. I just don't want Roomba zapping me with a Taser! iRobot has deals with the military to create various robots. As this article says, Taser wants Cattle Prods For Everybody!

Taser, the stun gun company, has announced a shotgun cartridge which fires a wireless electric shock round to knock down a person up to 65 feet away.

The 2.4 gram TASER XREP (pictured) leaves an ordinary 12-gauge barrel at about 300 feet per second. When it hits, as well as providing "blunt impact", four barbed electrodes puncture clothes to deliver the same painful jolt as one of the firm's handheld weapons. The 20-second shock comes from a lithium ion battery....

XREP was one of a trio of new initiatives at yesterday's annual conference of the world's leading electropain outfit. There is also a deal with robotics firm iRobot to slap remote-controlled electric shock weaponry onto machines used by the military and police.

A third application of "Neuro-Muscular Incapactation" will see a battery of six wired taser darts sprayed simultaneously in a 20 degree arc. The Taser Shockwave is aimed at border guards who feel the need to take down several people.

At the launch, Taser CEO Rick Smith said: "The TASER Shockwave addresses the need for enhanced area denial and force protection at checkpoints where life-and-death decisions must be made instantaneously."

Translation: it really hurts and there's a better chance a panicked grunt won't kill someone than if he reaches for the M16.

Here's a link with a video of that Crime-Fighting Taser-Roomba Bot.


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