iRobot released today new video of its Warrior robot, a beefed up version of the more well-known PackBot, demonstrating use of the APOBS, or Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, an explosive line charge towed by a rocket, with a small parachute holding back the end of the line. The APOBS, iRobot says, is designed for “deliberate breaching of anti-personnel minefields and multi-strand wire obstacles.”
More Info available – HERE
Pretty neat idea. The 0.6 meter (2 feet) path it creates seems awfully narrow though, especially if you are using it to clear a path in a mine field. Definitely not wide enough for a vehicle to go through.
Let me know when the more affordable Roomba gets equipped with weaponry, then i’ll buy one.
iRobot Warrior website – HERE
Explode and Jam are two suggestions that google gives:
I’m glad I’ve never had one of my Glocks explode. I’ve had some jams, but like any Glock owner I always attribute it to limp wristing or ammo. The design itself is infallible.
For some more Glock Kaboom Humor you can check out original post which I update periodically – HERE
The pic is in reference to the beatdown some IDF soldiers got when they tried to raid a Gaza-bound flotilla.
You can check out this video below:
The so-called open-carry movement took a hit today when the state Assembly approved a bill that would forbid anyone from openly carrying an unloaded handgun in public.
The Assembly approved the bill 45-25 with nine members not voting. It now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Full Story – HERE
Ugh.. Brutal. I was hoping it would miraculously get squashed.
No I’m not talking about a sale they are having, I’m talking about:
Lynnwood, WA – A man accidentally shot himself in the testicles at Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon, police said.
The man’s handgun, which was in the waistband of his pants, went off at about 12:30 p.m. — an apparent “accidental discharge,” according to Shannon Sessions, a Lynnwood police spokeswoman.
Full Story – HERE
Embarrassing! That’s what you get for being a dumbass and not buying a cheap holster though ( like NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress also should have ).
The only accident discharge here was the one he probably had in his pants.
I’d consider this one also a negligent discharge, and not an accidental one, considering his investment in a holster could have prevented this from happening, and he would still have both of his testicles intact. I’m glad to hear that no one else was hurt.
Download the files to make your own – HERE
I’d like to know what rapid prototyping service anyone that makes this uses. From my experience getting parts printed, a rough estimate on this cost of this particular project I’d say would be no less than $300, probably closer to $400. I assume printing it yourself on a Makerbot (pictured in the background of the picture) is exponentially cheaper.
I can’t say that I am impressed with the design itself, and I really don’t think holding a gun shaped object up to your head to talk on the phone is the best way to keep a low profile and not attract unwanted attention.