"Currently, it uses two US-made robots – iRobot and Foster – to carry out a range of functions that allow soldiers to reduce their exposure to life-threatening situations. The iRobot can be thrown through windows into buildings that might be booby trapped or filled with terrorists, moving around a room and sending back visual data. It can navigate staircases, travel through water and carry night-vision cameras. The Foster robot is used to deal with explosive devices."
The IDF are keen to run more aspects of their operations remotely, apparently. Biting my tongue here, obviously, for all sorts of reasons.
And, is it just me, or does The Jerusalem Post have a ridiculous number of adverts on its site? It took a fucking year to load. Maybe we should have a competition to see which internet 'news' site has the highest desity of ads? I was also subjected to a PKD-level of pop-ups reloading the page - something I've not seen for a few years. There was also something unpleasantly tasteless and off about it running ads for luxury beachside Ritz-Carlton Herzliya Pituach homes next to a piece on tendering for combat robotics. The IDF - keeping Israelis free to sunbathe!