Meet Dogo, a small 26-pound remote controlled tank robot that carries a 9mm Glock pistol inside. The tank is capable of climbing stairs and is outfitted with two-way audio communications so you can try to negotiate with your target before shooting and killing them. The gun can hold up to 14 rounds and is capable of remote-firing five rounds in two seconds with impressive accuracy due to the tank's ability to absorb recoil. I just added one to my Christmas list! Along with 'a really good lawyer.'
It trundles along at 2.5 miles an hour for at least two hours on one battery charge. The operator gets a 360-degree view of the surroundings via six video cameras, while another two cameras are sighted along the pistol barrel.
To aim it, the operator would use the company's "Point & Shoot" interface. He or she simply touches the aim point on the screen of the control unit. A laser dot shows the aim point; in the demonstration video a target wearing body armor is shot in the head, and the robot repeatedly hits the bullseye on a paper target.
Obviously, the key to surviving a run in with a Dogo is staying behind it where it can't shoot you. "What if there's two?" Then you're screwed. Maybe try to flip them over on their backs like turtles? I don't know but these are gonna be awesome to play BattleBots with. "Sounds like an expensive hobby." Yeah well it's still cheaper than trying to skip diamonds across a river. "Nobody does that." I was just trying to put things into perspective.
Keep going for a video about Dogo, along with demonstrations.
Thanks to my buddy Kramer, who agrees they should make a helicopter version too so we can have sweet battles in the woods.