Robots

Iraq’s Anti-ISIS Robot Defends Mosul

Nov 03, 2016 at 4:00 PM ET

The Iraqi army has debuted what’s been dubbed an anti-ISIS robot. The unmanned, remote-controlled tank was designed by two brothers from Baghdad and went into action in Mosul this week. It’s equipped with canons, rockets, and thermal vision. This isn’t Iraq’s first military robot, but it is the first to fire weapons. One person is required to remotely operate the guns, while another person controls it. It can be used in nighttime missions as well as all-day support for troops. The Iraqi Army says it performed “better than expected” and will continue to support Iraqi soldiers in the effort to retake Mosul from ISIS.