Singapore Looking to Build a Robot Army

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Singapore Looking to Build a Robot Army - 01/25/07 10:28 PM

Singapore's Defense Science and Technology Agency recently announced that they will pay anyone who can submit the best design for a "robot that can operate autonomously in urban warfare conditions."

The requirements for the 'Terminator' style robot is the ability to open and close doors, move in and out of buildings, and most importantly "search and destroy targets like a human soldier." They have also hastily set an entry date of May this year.

Robert Richardson from the University of Manchester, UK recently commented that such a "competition could present a major challenge to even the most sophisticated robot." The government of Singapore is offering a S$1 Million (USD$652,000) reward.

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