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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.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3jab7rnIL0[/youtube]

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. :P

iRobot Warrior website – HERE

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This summer, more than 600 museums in all 50 states are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 to show their appreciation for those who are serving this nation.

More Info on Blue Star Museums and museum list – HERE

What a great idea!

I would have liked to see the program extended to anyone that has ever served, but I suppose they they needed to draw the line somewhere or else they would lose too much money.

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8 people on a motorcycle?!

Now that’s what I called budget cutbacks.

If the guy standing up in the front happens to pass gas, that will be 8 cases of severe road rash to deal with.

Hat Tip: TheoSpark

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Skydiving with a claymore electrical taped on… The most badass picture you’ll see all day:

I’ve never been skydiving, and I don’t plan to.  I don’t even like planes.  Although as a fail safe I often though it would be cool to know how to skydive just incase the plane you were on was going to crash.  I’m sure the TSA would frown upon me taking a parachute as a carry on though. :lol:

More on the M18A1 Claymore Antipersonnel Mine – HERE

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