Monday, September 15, 2014

Now THIS is a sentry gun.

Samsung reveals what happens when you piss off a Korean engineer.

A Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally – as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision (read: cameras), alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors.

The whole idea of the Samsung SGR-A1 is to let this military robot sentry do the work of its human counterparts over at the demilitarized zone at the South and North Korea border, so that there will be a minimal loss of life on the South Korean side just in case things turn sour between the two neighbors.

This thing sees and hits human sized targets out to two miles with laser, infra red and plain old cameras. Beauty!

If they'd pissed off a Scottish engineer this would be a Gatling gun that would -evaporate- human targets and anything else that got in the way, right out to the horizon. It would use a dump truck for ammo storage, and it would be -ugly-.

Koreans, much nicer people than the Scots, really.

The Phantom

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