Military Robotics

Segway Becoming a War Robot?

Posted 28 Nov 2003 at 17:34 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

CTV.ca has an article that says U.S. considers turning scooters into war robots.Though few could afford the $4,000 Segway scooters, Universitys bought them for study and now the US millitary wants to enlist them for battlefield missions. Segways have already been modified to open doors and avoid obstacles and such, and now the military wants to send them out for search missions, transporting injured soldiers and carrying gear. So maybe the Segway scooter deserves more of our respect, because even as President Bush embarrisingly found out, these Segways now have the potential to do harm.


The perfect terror weapons, posted 28 Nov 2003 at 19:38 UTC by Frank McNeill » (Apprentice)

Wrap the suckers up in bomb suits disguise them to look like Easter Bunnies or SantasClauses, hit their start buttons and run like hell because they might go almost any way‧' like this way, that way or Segway.

this way, that way or Segway, posted 28 Nov 2003 at 20:17 UTC by steve » (Master)

Hmmm.... this way, that way or Segway ... wasn't that a Clint Eastwood movie?

Loose interpretation?, posted 28 Nov 2003 at 21:06 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Every which way but Segway?

2 wheel vehicle that's better than a Seg, posted 30 Nov 2003 at 15:59 UTC by Frank McNeill » (Apprentice)

I read a report about a 2-wheel vehicle that is cheaper, faster and safer than a Segway. Some versions carry two people in a more comfortable position‧' sitting rather than standng‧' and have a container for cargo. I can't remember where I saw this report, but remember that this amazing vehicle is called a "bicycle."

2 wheel vehicle that's better than a Seg, posted 30 Nov 2003 at 16:00 UTC by Frank McNeill » (Apprentice)

I read a report about a 2-wheel vehicle that is cheaper, faster and safer than a Segway. Some versions carry two people in a more comfortable position, sitting rather than standng, and have a container for cargo. I can't remember where I saw this report, but remember that this amazing vehicle is called a "bicycle."

They are called MonoWheel, Di-Wheel or Bi-Wheel's, posted 2 Dec 2003 at 22:50 UTC by earlwb » (Master)

Monocycles, the V8 powered one should get the adrenaline flowing:
http://www.americanroadshop.com/The_Monocycle/the_monocycle.html
http://www.automobilemag.com/photo_gallery/0306_monowheel/index2.html
I'd love to know where he gets the tires from. Then I guess making the wheel would be a real trick too.

There have been some "Di-Wheel" and "Bi-Wheel" vehicles that have the two large diameter wheels side by side and you sit in between them. It keep up the tradition of being able to "gerbil" if you try to stop too fast. But you better be wearing a harness to keep you strapped in real tight.
http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/motorwhl/motorwhl.htm
http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/motorwhl/motorwhl.htm#ow en
http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEUM/TRANSPORT/motorwhl/motorwhl.htm#sw

Jet propelled PogoStick:
http://home.nc.rr.com/tuco/looney/acme/jetuni.html

The MonoCycle:
http://www.jackiechabanais.com/the_monocycle.htm

The TractoWheel:
http://www.jackiechabanais.com/the_tractowheel.htm

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