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[Wired] Air Force’s Robotic Bags Will Pack Themselves

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The Air Force is sick of packing the military’s crap. So it’s starting to contract it out — to robots.
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Dude................

That's neat
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nice!
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The title of this article is very misleading. There are definitely no self-packing bags .
    
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The title of this article is very misleading. There are definitely no self-packing bags .
No...They backs will pack themselves onto the plane, not literally like put stuff in themselves, but manuever and plant themselves in the plane.
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Automated transport loading sounds pretty neat. I wonder if the robotic loaders need some sort of visual guide to move stuff around on the airfields and into planes?
Edited by Kirasa - 6/4/11 at 2:41pm
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Automated transport loading sounds pretty neat. I wonder if the robotic loaders need some sort of visual guide to move stuff around on the airfields and into planes?
I'm sure at one point they are either programmed to recognize certain things or are sent on a specific path to pick something up and drop something off and it will blindly follow that.
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