In Pictures: Most amazing war-related technology o...
iPad-controlled robot combat boats
In February, a 35-prototype robot combat boat, dubbed Anaconda, conducted its first trials in Louisiana where the AN-2 project is being run by Swiftships Shipbuilders and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A researcher remotely controlled the boat using an iPad, but the idea is to use lasers, cameras, ultra-sound, and other sensors feeding information to an “almost sentient computer system that would steer and accelerate the AN-2 like a human pilot would.” Alas, we know how that turns out.
In Pictures: Most amazing war-related technology of 2014