BEIT NEHEMIA, Israel — Imagine an intuitively trained special missions operative endowed with 360-degree vision who works alone or in packs to breach high-risk safe houses and bunkers, ready to shoot to kill within a second of an officer’s command.
That’s exactly what General Robotics Ltd., a high-tech firm tucked away in this rural community south of Tel Aviv, has developed with its trademarked Dogo, a 12-kilogram, pistol-packing killer robot for close-quarter combat and counterterrorism operations.
Named after the Argentine Mastiff, a fearless hunter trained to protect human companions, Dogo appears to be the world’s first inherently armed tactical combat robot.
Amazing invention. But it’s starting.