Remember The Robot Dogs? Now They Have Semi-Automatic Rifles Attached To Their Backs And Are Out For Blood (Probably)

Over the last few years, there have been several versions of these "robot dogs." They started out barely able to walk around without bumping into shit every few feet. They were basically like the robot dog version of the early Roomba. It was a good idea that might get there someday, but it wasn't realistic to have no zero wires, clothes, shoes, or stairs in the way. That's just not how people live. We live messy AF and our vacuums should adjust to us and not the other way around. I don't suck for you, vacuum! I don't suck for anyone. Lickin is another story. Talkin cunnilingus. 

Like most technology, the DoD and agencies like DARPA figure out how to use ANY technological advances to aid our lethality. We really should have known better. 

Introducing Robot Gun Dog:

These robot dogs with guns on the back have been around for a while. In 2021, a fancy robot dog had a sniper rifle AND a weather system that would help determine the shot by calculating things like angles, wind, and a very precise distance. 

But, the writer of the tweet is correct about something. Typically, there are four weapons safety rules that the DoD and specifically the Marine Corps operate under. Those are:

  1. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.
  2. Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.
  3. Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you’re ready to fire.
  4. Keep the weapon on “safe” until you intend to fire

Those are the four that you learn in boot camp. After that, most good leaders will start to talk about the 5th weapon safety rule. 

5. Know your target AND what lies behind. 

That little fucker was praying and spraying all over the joint without a care in the world. Target identification is paramount and this wired-up-K9 failed miserably. In my professional opinion, the robot dog should be deemed a weapon's safety violator, unload and show clean its weapon, and proceed to the tower where it can be removed from the range to get some remedial training and further safety instruction. 


PS: I saw Billy's blog after I wrote this. The blog goes up. Here's Billy's.