A Robot Cop’s Pet Crustacean

When you think of robotic police enforcement, I would hope that your mind would travel first to the most awesome of all part-robot police enforcers, that being of course Robocop. I’m not sure if Jamie Martin had RC in mind when he designed “C.R.A.B.”, but certainly this amazing machine would be right at home in a modern sequel to those fabulous action movies. The letters C.R.A.B. stand for Cybernetic Remote Autonomous Barricade, which means that if you see this death-defying looking metal six-leg at the door to anywhere, you ain’t getting in.

This is a real big deal. For real.

The technology behind the artificial intelligence used in this fabulous machine has been being developed over the past 12 years in relative secret between weapons manufacturer Dalton/Stanley and megacorporation Omni Consumer Products.

Next generation armor and weapons, very possibly on the streets in the real world very soon. In fact, similar all-terrain robots are being developed for military uses, setting in motion what might be the largest change in the way wars are fought in the history of the world.

NOTE: this is a concept right now, but we (humans) have been talking about the day when robots walk around on their own since robots were first conceived. Someday it’s gonna happen. And the CRAB shall command them!

Designer: Jamie Martin

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  • rockya220 says:

    I’m not sure if Jamie Martin had this amazing machine would be right at home in a modern sequel to those fabulous action movies. Cybernetic Autonomous Remote Barricade

  • rockya220 says:

    I’m not sure if Jamie Martin had this amazing machine would be right at home in a modern sequel to those fabulous action movies. Cybernetic Autonomous Remote Barricade

  • Kim says:

    Cool looking concept. How do the legs actually function when it walks? By the looks of it now, a single leg can only retract etc. No sideways movement.

  • Kim says:

    Oh they can move sideways… never mind. sorry!

  • This seem slike a really sup'd up version of ED209 from Robocop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNckavq9fiY

    Why is it that all police robots kill malfunction and kill everything that moves?

  • zet bag says:

    It looks like star caft2's immortal unit…

  • Tim says:

    LOL, why is the second video about the unit malfunctioning and firing on citizens? Exciting video though.

  • mif991 says:

    Nicely done James Martin. Enjoyed the videos.

  • mif991 says:

    Nicely done James Martin. Enjoyed the videos.

  • widepers says:

    This was really hilarious – "…Next generation armor and weapons, very possibly on the streets in the real world very soon…" Yeah, sure, when we're too scared of the legal implications of putting cameras to catch red-light runners, one could seriously believe that an AI machine with weapons will be left patrolling the streets? Someone is really smoking heavy stuff.
    Also, no-one seems to notice that this doesn't look like a police thingy, regardless of what's stenciled on it's metal. "Twin high-impulse cannons"? "Reinforced armored body surround"? "All-terrain mobility"? "Gas and smoke screen capabilities"? The only police that would possibly need anything like this is the one from LA 😉

  • Hartigan says:

    or Mexican Police or Brazilian…

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