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The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia's Robot Tank 79 79

malachiorion writes with this report from Popular Science"Seventy-four years ago, Russia accomplished what no country had before, or has since: it sent armed ground robots into battle. These remote-controlled Teletanks took the field during one of WWII's earliest and most obscure clashes, as Soviet forces pushed into Eastern Finland for roughly three and a half months, from 1939 to 1940. The workings of those Teletanks were cool, though they were useless against Germany, and Russia proceeded to fall behind the developed world in military robotics."
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The Brief Rise and Long Fall of Russia's Robot Tank

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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