Robo-Scribe: Perfect for War?

March 7, 2002 | Source: Wired News

MIT’s Computing Culture Department is developing a “robo-journalist” remote-controlled reporting machine that will be initially assigned to cover the war in Afghanistan.
The robot is equipped with a 10 kbps, two-way voice/data satellite uplink that allows compressed voice and video information to be relayed between the robot and mission control and a video screen to display the interviewer’s image.

It is solar powered, with a global positioning system and an electronic compass.