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Israel getting ready…

24 May, 2010

Israel simulates massive Arab missile attack

…Israel’s defense establishment on Sunday launched “Turning Point 4,” a five-day nationwide drill simulating a massive Arab and Iranian missile assault against the Jewish state.

According to the parameters of the drill, Israel has been at war with Hizballah for about two weeks when Syria decides to back is terrorist allies by launching about 200 ballistic missiles, some of them carrying chemical…

Egypt practices invading Israel

…The Egyptian exercise was almost ignored by the media, which instead focused on a Israeli defensive maneuvers in northern Israel that simulated a Hizballah missile attack on the Jewish state. Unlike the Egyptian exercise, the Israeli maneuver was held in response to very real threats of attack by Hizballah, and were purely defensive in nature…

Remember those Big Dog videos from an post [HERE]? (this is just the video btw to refresh memory…)

Here’s an update on them –

Darpa Preps Son of Robotic Mule

The Pentagon’s all-too-lifelike four-legged robot may be about to get a whole lot bigger, stronger, smarter and tougher to slow down.

Already, the BigDog quadruped machine can carry more than 300 pounds, walk around for nearly 13 miles on flat ground and keep its balance after getting kicked around. In other words, it’s a pretty decent prototype for a machine that could help carry soldiers’ gear when they’re out on a mission.

Now Darpa wants an upgraded bot that can lug 400 pounds on its back, trot for 20 miles in any terrain, and carry enough gas for an entire day’s operation. The agency is calling it a generic “Legged Squad Support System,” or L3. But it’s pretty obvious that the machine Darpa has in mind is “BigDog on steroids,” as one knowledgeable observer puts it. And unlike the typical Darpa project, this upgrade shouldn’t be too hard to pull off, our observer says.

But there will definitely be challenges. Throw in the added carrying capacity and the extra weight of gas, and the L3 is supposed to bulk up to 1250 pounds. All the extra weight will make it harder for the bot to get up, once it trips. Darpa also wants the machine to run quietly. Right now, the BigDog is one loud ol’ beast.

The machine will have to be able to sprint at a 10 mile-per-hour pace in 120-degree heat, climb stairs, slosh through water and squat on standby in the rain or snow for most of the day. The agency is looking for a smarter quadruped, too. No more joystick controls, Darpa says. The L3 should be able to follow a soldier around, navigate by GPS waypoints and respond to speech or gesture commands. Using laser sensors, the current BigDog did follow a human around for a 10-mile walk. But the path was basically clear. The new model will have to pick its way through all kinds of obstacles.

If tthat doesn’t get you to start thinking about if God,Jesus,the afterlife, angels and the devils are real or not..maybe this will shake you up…

The purpose of the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR)™ (patent pending) project is to develop and demonstrate an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-range, long-endurance missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling, which would otherwise preclude the ability of the robot to perform such missions. The system obtains its energy by foraging – engaging in biologically-inspired, organism-like, energy-harvesting behavior which is the equivalent of eating. It can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable. [FULL ARTICLE HERE AND WEB PAGE]

Wait a sec – The system obtains its energy by foraging – engaging in biologically-inspired, organism-like, energy-harvesting behavior which is the equivalent of eating. It can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources) would dead (or even alive humans) be considered fuel???!!!

Mr. Jones has something to report on this…

I’m pretty convinced that the fictional ‘evil scientist’ ploy has transpired into reality…

wow


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