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Military testing amphibious robot guard balls

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Feb 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-27 15:39:26-05

This is not a child’s toy or something you would use at the gym.

The military is testing an amphibious robot guard ball called GuardBot, according to IFLScience.

GuardBot is about 2 feet in diameter, though it can be scaled anywhere between 9 feet and 4 inches. The robot can be directed by remote control or be programmed to travel along an area that has been pre-defined via the onboard GPS.

The amphibious robot is capable of moving across a variety of terrain, including sand, grass, mud, and snow and can swim through water.

The robot can also climb up hills with a 30 degree slope. The robot features two onboard high-definition cameras that can be independently oriented.