Via Feanor over at the Defencetalk forums:
From back in January of 2020:
Uralvagonozavod developed the Shturm while Kalashnikov was responsible for the Soratnik.
Designed for fun
The Pursuit Bot, with the look of one six-legged yellow spider and the size of a cat, designed to neutralize dangerous lifeforms operating in industrial environments.
Mark-9 was built of electroactive polymers and carbon composites, its outer surface coated with graphene...
The full name was 'The All-State Automated System for the Gathering and Processing of Information for the Accounting, Planning and Governance of the National Economy, USSR' (OGAS being a Russian acronym for the first four words). It has been described as the 'Soviet Internet'. It might be more...
Since we don't seem to have a dedicated thread for this already:
Paging Mr. David Mace, Paging Mr. Greg Bear.
Via Slashdot: DARPA wants to dot ocean floor with network of robotic pods that can spy, explore (NETWORKWORLD)
Thought this might be topical in light of current events. Both of these series were developed in the early 2000's by Hitachi for use in nuclear accidents. However they appear to have fallen victim to to political shenanigans shortly thereafter. The [final?] SWAN prototype ended up (ironically)...