Robots in Iraq

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/15/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 2/17/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 20
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $10
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $6
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $4
Robots in Iraq
Contest Directions: Create / show robots doing dull, durty and dangerous jobs in Iraq. Generic robot entries not showing any connection to Iraq will be disqualified.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/15/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 2/17/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 20
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $10
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $6
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $4
20 hi-res pictures
  • Rumsfeld bot

    Rumsfeld bot
  • Latrine Bot

    Latrine Bot
  • Condi Rice Bot

    Condi Rice Bot
  • C3PO and R2D2

    C3PO and R2D2
  • Saddam

    Saddam
  • i robot

    i robot
  • Baghdad

    Baghdad
  • Saddam Trial

    Saddam Trial
  • Sgt Marvin Counts Holes

    Sgt Marvin Counts Holes
  • Drill Sgt.

    Drill Sgt.
20 high resolution images
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Clearly, the 21st century is here to stay. The U.S. Department of Defense rapidly is expanding its army of robot soldiers or warriors on land, air and sea. The Pentagon is taking these steps to reduce the number of American deaths and injuries in both Iraq and Afghanistan. These unmanned systems or warriors can go to places where the Pentagon does not want to put humans at risk. The belief is that these robots can take over the dangerous tasks associated with the war on terrorism, according to the Pentagon. There are a number of different mechanical, unmanned systems on the verge of being deployed, including miniture drones that can be launched into the sky by hand, bungee cord of catapult. In addition, there is the "throwbot" that can be tossed over a wall or into a building to prevent a deadly ambush. Another robot, the Pacbot, can sniff out a roadside bomb, defuse and detonate the weapon. The Marcbot pokes its own video camera through windows and doors, seeking out any evidence of danger.