Israeli Firm Unveils Portable Hunter/Killer Robot

As a part of efforts to develop weaponry that could reduce the risks to its forces from hand-to-hand fighting against Palestinian or Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas, an Israeli defence firm has unveiled the VIPeR. Roughly the size of a small television, the 25-pound, 9-inch-tall portable robot is supposedly capable of entering most combat zones alone and engaging enemies with an onboard armory that includes a machine-pistol and grenades. The manufacturer, Elbit Systems Limited, said that the VIPeR's small size and dual treads enable it to move "undeterred by stairs, rubble, dark alleys, caves or narrow tunnels". As well as bomb-sniffing and bomb disposal equipment, the VIPeR can carry an Uzi machine-pistol or plant a grenade – the robot aims using an onboard video camera. The VIPeR must first pass field tests before being used in action.

News source: ExtremeTech

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I want to see some robotech! Or some kind of mech fighting units! Or better yet, why not goliath type fighters from Starcraft? So far the only thing I've seen is that 2 story tall mech from youtube. Boo! Bring on the robots!!!

I'll actually take Blaxima's words and say - Don't judge what you don't understand. That goes both ways. I am from Israel, And hearing most of the bull**** that people spew here, ON BOTH SIDES, Is just frustrating.

Watching CNN does not educate you about the situation between Jews and Arabs.
Watching BBC does not educate you about the situation between Jews and Arabs.

How about Fox + CNN?

Although I don't support Israels actions, the BBC is the most vitriolic biased organization on the earth when it comes to Israel and Palestine.

chaosblade said,
I'll actually take Blaxima's words and say - Don't judge what you don't understand. That goes both ways. I am from Israel, And hearing most of the bull**** that people spew here, ON BOTH SIDES, Is just frustrating.

Watching CNN does not educate you about the situation between Jews and Arabs.
Watching BBC does not educate you about the situation between Jews and Arabs.


nope, but doing tironut does.

SimpleRules said,
How about Fox + CNN?

Well now you're justing being propagandized. Don't you know that those two serve as Neo-Con propaganda distribution machines? Or perhaps you think that Bill O'Reilly doesn't constantly lie about everything and tell people he doesn't agree with to shut up?

In all this rhetoric I have overlooked something really ridiculous about this article. Forget about the FACT that Israel is building settlements on Palestinian land and removing Palestinian homes to do so. The firm building these robots claims that the robots will elimante the need for "hand to hand combat"!?!?!?!?!!? When do the soldiers have time for that when they are using machine guns, tanks and bulldozers to take the land?!?!?!

It is a very big mistake giving machines the ability to kill on their own. How does this machine tell the difference between combatants and non-combats? Or does the Israeli government actually care as long as its non-Israelis? From what I understand more and more Israeli soldiers are refusing to fight this war on the Palestinians because many of them are beginning to see the truth of it.

What if you where surrounded by hatred and everybody on all sides wanted you wiped from existences would you not want all the help you could get from unmanned infantry. Any thing that can go in before i do and at least wound one person that means i have a better percent of making it out when its my turn to go in. You get my drift. What if me(American) had this same thing in Samalia we could have brought it with us dropped it off and let it either take some one out or get taken out. Either way we would know more about the battle field.

jwelsh405 said,
What if you where surrounded by hatred and everybody on all sides wanted you wiped from existences

I'd try to address the problem, as attacking everyone isn't going to help.

theyarecomingforyou said,

I'd try to address the problem, as attacking everyone isn't going to help.

No but protecting your citizens is number 1 priority from suicide bombers and car bombs
what would you do if bombs were going off in your neighborhood rather it be Palestine or Israel, or Iraq, America, France, where ever it may be saving the life of a human to send in a bot any one would do. Times are changing this is not a war of the past its a war of the future and weaponry like this is upon us weather we like it or not. Nobody wants to see anybody die but if its me or him/her i would rather it be him/her and i would rather be the one with the advantage.
wouldn't you

jwelsh405 said,
What if you where surrounded by hatred and everybody on all sides wanted you wiped from existences would you not want all the help you could get from unmanned infantry.

All that violence over there just doesn't happen as it's been taught for thousands of years. They have no one to blame except themselves.

Are these to kill "terrorists" or to deploy to the United States and United Kingdom, maybe even France and Germany, to keep the Israel lobby moving?

President Bush: "See I'm the decider, and I had a message from God last night that what Israel is doing is wrong! I shall stop it now!"
*Robot Enters*
"President Bush": "And he was such a good ally, shame he thought he could escape us ... mazel tov!"

Only a fool (excuse me for saying so) could call the occupation and colonization of SOMEONE elses land a defensive posture.
Ever heard of the Hasbara project?? No, well than have a look at a documentary called Peace, Propoganda and the Promised Land

Blaxima said,
Only a fool (excuse me for saying so) could call the occupation and colonization of SOMEONE elses land a defensive posture.
Ever heard of the Hasbara project?? No, well than have a look at a documentary called Peace, Propoganda and the Promised Land

I was going to respond and then thought.. why bother? Like I said, spend a few weeks there.

TimesRunningOut said,

I was going to respond and then thought.. why bother? Like I said, spend a few weeks there.

What you said before you edited it was that you saw things from one side of the fence. How about you spend a few weeks in Palestine and then get back to me.

Niccos said,
who cares? Less palastinian terrorists then

mate you fakin sick you are, why don't you bloody go and read a bit of history before posting nonsense and ignorant posts.

ok- so the thousand and thousands of tanks/machine guns/weaponary/fighter jets/ helicopter fighters from the USA to the isralies are not enough to kill children?

they want robots doing it now?

there are much more usefull scenarios that these robots could be used in. like robocop 5 :P

Indeed. I suppose they just want to save on the cost of running jets - it's not cheap to cluster bomb neighbouring countries. It's not hard to see why Jews are despised so much.

Windam said,
They may have the technology for now.. But God is certanily not on their side that's for damn sure..

Too bad that "God" is as fake as Pamela Anderson's tits.

Windam said,
They may have the technology for now.. But God is certanily not on their side that's for damn sure..

Right, which is why the Jews have survived for over 4,000 years as a nation, just like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Assyri... oh wait...

maxim303 said,

Right, which is why the Jews have survived for over 4,000 years as a nation, just like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Assyri... oh wait...
so what? What does that have to do with anything?

maxim303 said,

Right, which is why the Jews have survived for over 4,000 years as a nation, just like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Assyri... oh wait...

Uh, no.
They've been a nation since the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Before that, you have to go all the way back to the the days of the Roman Empire to find an instance of a independent Jewish state (and even then it was more of a vassal state, but let's not argue the point.)
So, your "40,000 years" estimate is only off by about 1900 years or so. If you really want to see a long-lived nation, go look at China. Their dynasties and the political ideologies keep changing, but the Chinese have been Chinese since before recored history (before 2nd century BC, certainly). I'm sorry, but don't go claiming that the Jews have been a nation for 40,000 years when they clearly have not been. Religion? Yes. Nation? Not so much, no.

Croquant said,

Uh, no.
They've been a nation since the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Before that, you have to go all the way back to the the days of the Roman Empire to find an instance of a independent Jewish state (and even then it was more of a vassal state, but let's not argue the point.)
So, your "40,000 years" estimate is only off by about 1900 years or so. If you really want to see a long-lived nation, go look at China. Their dynasties and the political ideologies keep changing, but the Chinese have been Chinese since before recored history (before 2nd century BC, certainly). I'm sorry, but don't go claiming that the Jews have been a nation for 40,000 years when they clearly have not been. Religion? Yes. Nation? Not so much, no.

It's 4000, not 40000. And yes, the Jews are a nation/nationality/people. They're a genetically distinct population (you can test for being a Jew via DNA tests), whether they've had an independent government in the land of Israel or not. And when the Chinese were still climbing trees, ancient Jews were busy bringing the world monotheism and moral law All while God was against them, of course...

Windam said,
so what? What does that have to do with anything?

Only to suggest your idea of God not being "on their side for damn sure" as a bunch of bull.

They're a genetically distinct population (you can test for being a Jew via DNA tests)

Can you back up this bit of info maxim303?

Are you referring to the many many genetic disorders that Jewish people have a predilection for due to the years of inbreeding... or are you saying that Jews are distinct in a manner...for example as chimpanzees are different from humans?

I believe it is the latter you are probably talking about.

maxim303 said,

It's 4000, not 40000. And yes, the Jews are a nation/nationality/people. They're a genetically distinct population (you can test for being a Jew via DNA tests), whether they've had an independent government in the land of Israel or not. And when the Chinese were still climbing trees, ancient Jews were busy bringing the world monotheism and moral law All while God was against them, of course...

But it's not 4000. Israel became a state in 1948, it was muslim land before that.
Your assertion of the Chinese swinging from the trees while the enlightened Jews were busy bringing monotheism and moral law is laughable. Was the crucifixtion of Jesus a moral or montheism issue? It's also amazing to me that tree swingers the world over were able to establish countries while the enlightened ones could only have one when it was given to them by the UN just 59 years ago!! But hey, keep on spreading that propaganda and do what some do best.

I encourage you to have a look at a documentary called Peace, Propoganda and the Promise Land and enlighten yourself some

maxim303 said,

Only to suggest your idea of God not being "on their side for damn sure" as a bunch of bull.

oh yeah? Well that statement suits you..

heh can't defend yourself by putting my question in remark to your answer...

(neoplasia200x said @ #5.8)

Can you back up this bit of info maxim303?

Are you referring to the many many genetic disorders that Jewish people have a predilection for due to the years of inbreeding... or are you saying that Jews are distinct in a manner...for example as chimpanzees are different from humans?

I believe it is the latter you are probably talking about.

Genetically distinct as in a separate race (part of the Semite group, but separate enough), since intermarriage was rare. The disorders you're referring to only exist in the Ashkenazi population, but are not as a result of inbreeding. That's as silly as saying Blacks are more prone to Sickle Cell Anemia due to inbreeding.

Here's another interesting theory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Aaron

Blaxima said,

But it's not 4000. Israel became a state in 1948, it was muslim land before that.
Your assertion of the Chinese swinging from the trees while the enlightened Jews were busy bringing monotheism and moral law is laughable. Was the crucifixtion of Jesus a moral or montheism issue? It's also amazing to me that tree swingers the world over were able to establish countries while the enlightened ones could only have one when it was given to them by the UN just 59 years ago!! But hey, keep on spreading that propaganda and do what some do best.

I encourage you to have a look at a documentary called Peace, Propoganda and the Promise Land and enlighten yourself some

The Jews had established their own country 3,000 years ago. But they already were a nation for a thousand years before that.

Jesus was punished as many criminals were (by the Romans, not Jews). But hey, if he wasn't, you wouldn't have your savior, right? So yeah, it does kind of promote monotheism, doesn't it?

maxim303 said,
The Jews had established their own country 3,000 years ago. But they already were a nation for a thousand years before that.

And the proof is?.

a) A investigation paid by the Israely goverment in the 40's
b) A cultural point of view.
c) A historical but without a proof point of view?.
d) The sumers never existed neither the babylonic culture.
e) Noah's Arc existed also Adan and Eve.


maxim303 said,
Jesus was punished as many criminals were (by the Romans, not Jews). But hey, if he wasn't, you wouldn't have your savior, right? So yeah, it does kind of promote monotheism, doesn't it?

a)Jesus forgive to everyone even romans, in fact the actual Catolic religion is ROMAN. I still don't understand why some jews try to torment themself?. We're not in a search of guilty, just everyone must admit their mistakes. In this case to spend a lot of money in build a weapons to kill people in opposite to spend the money in a usable way (from education,science, health or even artist), admit :IS A BAD MISTAKE (and HERETIC because to kill is a sin)


Magallanes said,

And the proof is?.

a) A investigation paid by the Israely goverment in the 40's
b) A cultural point of view.
c) A historical but without a proof point of view?.
d) The sumers never existed neither the babylonic culture.
e) Noah's Arc existed also Adan and Eve.


I have no idea what your points'.. um, points are, but I do not think there's any dispute over the fact that the kingdom existed. It's a matter of historical records, not to mention the evidence is present - just go to Jerusalem and you can touch the buildings, including the Western wall - built over 2000 years ago.

I liked the thought process behind the Gundam Wing series:

What is the purpose of war if we're just having machines fighting each other?