Although this image was captured during police and armed forces exercises in Sweden, it contains a strong message about our common future. The machine is an explosive ordnance disposal robot—and it’s searching a mockup home.
Equipped to search for homemade bombs using sensors and remote cameras, the robot can act on behalf of the authorities. There’s no reason it couldn’t take on many of the search operations currently performed by humans. In fact, it’s already learned to knock at your front door.
[Photo: Jimmy Croona/Försvarsmakten]