Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day Message

Just thought I'd point this out for Veteran's Day.

This company was founded by the father of a soldier who was killed in Iraq the week after he had requested body armor. It uses off-the-shelf parts and simple hardware to create cheap, highly effective robots to help soldiers on the front lines by detonating IEDs and even carrying wounded. A typical model of robot offered by large corporations for this sort of task costs $250,000. This robot, the LandShark, costs only $70,000.

What have you done to support the military? I know I'm humbled.

-Signing off.

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