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IMF Historic Archive: ATARD Assault Robot
The All-Terrain Assault Robotic Droid looks cute, but don't get too close!
About this creation

As part of a presentation of historical military technologies used by the Islandasia Military Forces, please welcome the All-Terrain Assault Robotic Droid (ATARD), a seemingly cute but really vicious little wheeled droid that was used during the Great Chek War of 2008.

Look closely and youíll discover two loveably beady robotic eyes, two cute little robotic arms, and . . . a multi-functional laser canon and radiation-beaming system? Well maybe it's not too cute after all.



It is of simple design, yet practical performance and deadly precision.



The antenna transmits short-wave radio signals from a range of up to 5 miles to and from base (or from the back of a van), from which the ďpilotĒ operates the robot. He is also provided a cyber visual image of what the robot sees. In the event connection is lost, the robot can operate on its own using a miniature electronic mind.

When I said this thing is ďAll-TerrainĒ, itís true; there are only two terrains it canít tackle, and thatís water and marshland. But it can tackle any rocky, sandy, icy, slippery, dry, wet, hot, or cold terrain anywhere on any planet. It does not rust, it does not freeze, itís water-resistant to a depth of 30 feet, its tracks do not wear down, and its battery can go for 3 months without being recharged.



Without a minifig for comparison, the ATARD looks too small to be of any service. But in reality, thanks to a high speed, wide maneuverability, and deadliness, being run over by a ATARD going at 10 mph is as painful as being run over by a minivan going down the freeway. But ATARDs donít run over just anybody . . . itíll only tackle minifigs which itís programmed to eliminate.



Youíve seen the Multi-Functional Laser Canon (MFLC) before . . . but now you can see it in action! When the first prototype (Wiibii One) came out, it underwent several tests, one of which was to test the laser functionality. As you can see, this thing can silently approach, assault, and destroy practically anything in its path.

For more fun military vehicles and prototypes, visit the IMF's other creations.



Comments

 I like it 
  February 19, 2008
Great concept. I personally would add more weapons as you said they will eventually replace tanks. Other than that, good job.
 I like it 
  February 17, 2008
Looks good. Only thing I would add is maybe an ammo storage compartment or more weapons.
 
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