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November 17, 2010

Johnny Five Returns as Battlefield Rescue Bot

Remember Johnny Five from Short Circuit? If you don’t, or are already too young to remember one of the awesomest movies from the eighties, here’s a refresher:

P.S. If you were a fan, the Short Circuit Comedy Series are worth a watch: Episode 1.

You’ll probably also know Johnny’s cousin WALL-E from Pixar:

Anyway, to cut an overly long post short… a real-life Johnny Five is being built by Vecna Technologies and, just as the character was, is intended for use in battlefield situations. This robot is called BEAR which stands for “Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot”:

Source: Weaponized Culture

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