Friday, June 08, 2007

robot teddy bear

yesterday, the telegraph presented a story about a new robot designed in the usa. the headlines called it a "new us weapon". however, the article highlights its ability to carry a wounded serviceman from the battlefield.

read about the bear, aka Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot, here.

the bbc report emphasises the rescuing ability of the bear, here. this includes the following quote:

"Gary Gilbert, from the US Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Centre in Frederick, Maryland, said that the teddy bear appearance was deliberate. "A really important thing when you're dealing with casualties is trying to maintain that human touch.""

finally, time magazine's best inventions of 2006.

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