I sure hope it’s good at echoes

Steel Cloud servers to power US Navy robo-cannon kit | The Register

the system is supposed to be upgraded so as to work with the vehicle in motion rather than sitting still, and get more firepower in the form of a .50-calibre heavy machinegun or rapid-firing grenade launcher. The human operator could be moved off the vehicle altogether, handling the Gunslinger remotely from a secure location. In the final version, the idea would be to remove all the people, and field a “miniaturised mission payload module” version of Gunslinger which could be mounted on a “tactical unmanned ground vehicle” – or wardroid to you and me.

A miniaturised robotic system might struggle to haul a heavy .50 machinegun or grenade autolauncher around: though there are, in fact, already war robots on offer packing even heavier hardware.

On the other hand, truly small Gunslinger droids might need something lighter weight. In this context it may be worthy of note that NSWC Dahlgren is one of the very few organisations to have purchased the “Metal Storm” grenade-gasm gun for use in experiments.

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