DARPA has nearly finished work on the Crusher, a six-wheeled robot that rolls through ditches, walls, streams, other vehicles and almost anything else that gets in its way.
“This vehicle can go into places where, if you were following in a Humvee, you’d come out with spinal injuries,” Stephen Welby, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, told the military-oriented Stars and Stripes newspaper. “Usually vehicles are set up to protect humans. Here, we didn’t have to worry about that.”

The big brute weighs nearly 7 tons, has a top speed of about 25 mph and is designed to be totally autonomous — it doesn’t need remote drivers back at base twirling a steering wheel, though it can be operated remotely if necessary.

Via Fox News

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