Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spider Tractor

We may not be close to the days of giant mechas like those in Patlabor (or the Starship Troopers novel depending on your point of reference), but this looks like a step in the right direction- Defense Tech reports that a Finnish company is manufacturing a six legged lumber carrying machine. It's been designed to minimise damage to forest soils and is capable of stepping over obstacles. I haven't checked out the videos of the machine walking yet but it's on my to-do list.

All we need to do now is up-armour the beast and add in some chain guns, automatic grenade launchers and perhaps a giant robotic arm.

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