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Estonian War Robots Reveal the Future of Warfare

These Estonian Armed Forces war robots could define the future of warfare.

According to Popular Science, the THeMIS robots debuted at the Singapore Air Show in 2016. They weigh 1,500 pounds, and can carry an additional 1,500 pounds. They can reach speeds up to nearly 22 mph and are 6.5 feet long and 3 feet high.

The robots run from multiple power sources. They can run on electricity alone, or use a mixture of battery and gas, for a total of eight straight hours of operation, according to Popular Science. They cannot engage in battle completely independently, as they still need an operator to man the remote controls.

The system is modular, and the platform can hold weaponry or operate unarmed when necessary.