Sneaky Robots Coming from Lockheed Martin

They have been depicted as the bearers of the Apocalypse in countless writings and more or less successful movies. In their vast majority, however, robots were visible, a death that you could see or detect in some way or manner.

Conspiracy theorists, together with all those who believe that their own shadow brings with the the end of days, will undoubtedly see in the latest endeavor of the engineers from Lockheed Martin yet another reason to cry “run for your lives.”

The defense contractor is working on a bunch of robots that will use the same principles that govern stealth technology used in planes. Combining that with a technology that allows the robots to recognize human footsteps and voices, the robot can avoid pretty much all type of detection.

The prototype the company is currently working on looks nowhere near a robot as we've come to see it in our minds. Being constructed as a small remote car, but with no body, the robot is being trained, says Christian Science Monitor, to do all of the following: avoid detection by humans in a known or unknown location, avoid areas where escape would be difficult and avoid areas that are well-lit.

"The main goal of this research is to enable robots to perform military missions more effectively," Brian Satterfield, lead engineer on the project at Lockheed was quoted as saying by the source. "Approaching a location of interest without alerting the enemy is a basic capability of many missions. Some example tasks include performing surveillance or depositing a payload."
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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