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January 24, 2023


US Marines Defeat DARPA Robot by Hiding Under a Cardboard Box

(Thanks to Ralph)


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From the halls of Montezuma, to the boxes of Amazon Prime.

So now the Defense Department will be buying "camouflage" boxes for $6000 each.

"DARPA was quickly humbled. Scharre writes that all eight Marines were able to defeat the robot using techniques that could have come straight out of a Looney Tunes episode."

The Marines were able to pack up and stuff the robots with strategies that were caught on a live taping. Their spokesperson addressed the upset and labeled it a victory.

At least there wasn't a cat in the box.

That's how they sneak back onto base after curfew.

@Rod: That's not a box. It's a "three-dimensional wall-separated portable facility for consolidation and storage or short-term transport of designated physical assets." And they will be about $60,000 each.

Can Wile E. Coyote get one of these from the Acme catalog?

Instead of urban warfare, we now have retail warfare. Top notch troops with the latest cardoflage.

So SKYNET has been thwarted by an Amazon delivery?

When life imitates Monty Python:

Semper fiascus.

The robot was not equipped with the latest "Hide and Go Seek" software.

The writer's name was Shashank? Is her middle name "Redemption"?

Just wait until they come out with a Robot Cat Litter Box that has infrared sensing capability. Then those Marines won't be singing From the Halls of... or what is the rest of that thing they sing? Semper Find - I see you.

My son says this neat trick is straight out of Metal Gear Solid.

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