U.S. Marines are testing a machine gun-wielding robot controlled by a tablet
Called the Multi-Utility Tactical Transport (MUTT), the vehicles are being developed by General Dynamics. They’re around the size of an ATV, and are available in four-wheeled, six-wheeled, or eight-wheeled tracked variations — providing a maximum of 1,200-pound payloads. The MUTT can function in one of two modes: either semi-autonomous, which means as a “controller-less small unit robotic follower,” or remote-controlled using a tablet or joystick.
However, the ambition is that over time they will evolve to be smarter in a way that will make them even more valuable for working alongside humans.
Dr. Hans C. Mumm