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Iran is working on beetle-like robots that can slide under tanks

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  • Iran recently exhibited unmanned ground vehicles, showing footage of them in battlefield scenarios.
  • The UGVs appeared to be proof-of-concept, but other countries have deployed them before.
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On screen, the small robot slides perfectly underneath the textureless tank. It is a modern iteration of an old promise in remote warfare, rendered with all the processing power of a desktop PC from 1994. Can a small, cheap robot prove useful against the vehicles of an enemy at war?

A recent exhibition of unmanned ground vehicles by Iran suggests that the possibility, if not the reality, is already in development.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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