CRUSHER — developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University — is an Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) that’s capable of “smashing over 4-foot concrete walls, tearing through steep water-filled ditches, and careening through boulder fields.” See it in action after the break.

Oh, and did I mention that the ‘bot operates autonomously? Crushers are not likely to see battle, but a $35 million dollar-plus DARPA grant ensures continued research on the heavily-armored, turbo-diesel-powered prototypes

CRUSHER — developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University — is an Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle (UGCV) that’s capable of “smashing over 4-foot concrete walls, tearing through steep water-filled ditches, and careening through boulder fields.” See it in action after the break.

Oh, and did I mention that the ‘bot operates autonomously? Crushers are not likely to see battle, but a $35 million dollar-plus DARPA grant ensures continued research on the heavily-armored, turbo-diesel-powered prototypes