July 16th, 2012
08:26 PM ET

Robots vs. terrorists

CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly shows us a new robot that has its sight set on terrorists and criminals. The one pound Recon Scout is a remote controlled robot that can be hurled through window panes and thrown down stairs without breaking. The reconnaissance tool, which is equipped with infrared and audio capabilities, is used by counterterrorism units around the country and by the U.S. military around the world.

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  1. Phunnie boy

    After reading this, I'm now in a state of euphoria. Now we can butcher even more people around the world than we ever could before. As a weak minded Tea Partier, I just love the bureaucrats in Washington D.C.!

    July 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  2. Tom

    I wonder if this can be extended into search+rescue work?

    July 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
    • Aimee

      Tom, it absolutely can! Contact the company – http://www.reconrobotics.com

      July 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  3. saeed

    what a joke evey country in the world builds military robots today just last month venezuela showcased a 300kg military drone. the reson why usa and britain what to showcase everything they have is because they are weak they are a fraid they fear and they no that they are losers.

    July 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • Tom

      ...and of course Venezuela is strong when they showcase something? Whatever.

      July 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Let's just hope that you're right, saeed. I have no feelings for the right-wing thugs in Washington nor those in London! This military display is truly nauseating to say the least!!!

      July 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  4. George Patton

    Now I see that the right-wing thugs in Washington found another way to slaughter more people in even greater numbers. Now we see why we have such a huge spending deficit with all this killer research going on! These thugs get more bloodthirsty day after day!!!

    July 17, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
  5. Brad Sinkler

    Cool technology. What will they think of next.

    July 17, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
  6. some guy

    Did any one see how heavily armed the cops were ? Are they preparing for a russian invasion ? Im not saying dont prepare for Armed criminals sporting Assualt Rifles and armor piercing bullets. but an arms race in the midst of United States. Why not go in for a comprehensive law that bans and gives the police to recover all firearms in the country including their own.
    Now all the gun owners supporters will say its for self protection, well if your walking down the street an enjoying ice cream or something and some one sneaks up behind you and pops a round in your skull, no matter what you carry ,its not gonna save you. when some psycho like a DC sniper is a half mile away training his sights on you, even if you carry a M16 , its not gonna save you. Stop trying to play soldier, your home is not a war zone. That goes for the general public and the cops. Be a man and duke it out with fists like men if you have a problem. even a little girl can pull a trigger.

    July 17, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
  7. Hotbox rc

    I would say it took about 10,000 to build if that.....very nice though

    July 17, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
  8. Cyrus

    This tech won't be abused......no way.......

    July 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Reply
    • Quigley

      Can you prove it, Cyrus? Of course it will as every other new inovation comming out of Washington D.C. These people are bloodthirsty and put very little value on human life! Just look at Obama's foreign policy!

      July 17, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
      • Tom

        Um, I think that was his point, more or less.

        July 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm |

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