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U.S. Military Robots Of The Future: Visual Tour

Meet robots that fight fires, climb ladders, search for bombs, and race across the battlefield. The technological singularity is near, say military strategists.
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If publicity can go to a robot's head, then Cheetah should be one proud mechanical feline. Developed by Boston Dynamics, which was spun off from MIT's robotics laboratory several years ago, Cheetah recently garnered accolades as the "fastest robot in the world" when it set a record at 18 mph. Cheetah is just one of the so-called "legged squad support system" robot technology being developed for the military, with potential for domestic police work.

Image credit: Boston Dynamics

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