February 15, 2016

What could go wrong?

DARPA is about to "unveil" a robot ship here in Portland. It's intended as a sub hunter and it has no crew. Nor, apparently, is it remotely controlled. This isn't a drone; it's a completely autonomous killing machine. Ummmm.......

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 04:50 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 It sounds like it's not actually armed, just a reconnaissance vessel that follows enemy submarines.  I wonder how long it'll be before the Russians or the Chinese fake one out and grab it.

Posted by: CatCube at February 15, 2016 06:04 PM (fa4fh)

2 On my way to Vegas to put money on when it gets hacked...

Posted by: Ben at February 15, 2016 06:28 PM (DRaH+)

3

So...Basically, it is an oversized, unarmed torpedo with the wires cut.

Seems legit.

Posted by: cxt217 at February 15, 2016 06:59 PM (wdX8B)

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