Technology never ceases to amaze us! So now we have Robot Dogs that can kill. Apart from various other tasks they are made for finding lost Bitcoins. We know you are confused. So without much ado, we will move on to the topic in detail. Stay with us throughout this piece and you will have your queries answered.
Let’s know the story first
Bitcoins are like gold. They are precious and must be kept safe at all times. However, someone from Wales had a bit of a late realization here. James Howells, who was the topic of news and headlines for quite some days, had lost 8,000 bitcoins on a hard drive. He had discarded it in a local landfill nine years ago. However, he had a clever plan to retrieve his cryptocurrency.
But first, let’s have a quick talk. Right now Bitcoin is trading at $21,088 (down nearly 6% in the last seven days). At 8,000 units, Howells could be $170 million richer, if he does get those bitcoins back.
The man who is a 36-year-old engineer might still have a chance at getting those discarded bitcoins back. But as they say, everything comes with a price. It is going to cost him a lot: $11 million. In fact, this is the figure that he is planning to stake out for the grand retrieval operation.
Here comes the interesting part
Furthermore, to execute his plan properly, he’s going to need the services of two “animals” needed by humans. Nevertheless, there is a twist. They aren’t just any animal, they are robot dogs that cost $75,000 each. Their mission is to excavate the landfill and sort through 110,000 pounds of rubbish.
Now, nobody needs to panic here. These aren’t living dogs. They do not get tired. As long as these robot dogs are charged, they can work for hours. Hence, the engineer will just want to make sure they have enough battery power to do the job.
Why does he need two dogs? The reason why the man needs two robodogs is that one of them will work while the other is charging. Smart thinking, we must agree.
Behind this plan are the hands of two venture capitalists. They are Karl Wendeborn and Hanspeter Jaberg. Furthermore, there would be several engineers and experts to help dig up all those precious Bitcoins.
What will be the condition of Bitcoins?
The man says that the retrieval will take approximately three years. However, he also has a simplified technique that would cost $6 million and take 18 months. Howells said if the project qualifies, he would like to name the robodogs “Satoshi” and “Hal.”
However, if he locates the hard drive, that crypto recovery will be difficult, due to driving damage.
However, he has tapped the services of a well-known data retrieval team. It has a consultant who helped recover data from the Columbia space shuttle’s black box after it crashed. Let’s see what the robot dogs can do in the extraction.
Meanwhile, in Russia, a machine gun attached to the back of robot dogs has caught the interest of netizens.
We see that the robot dog in this video is not manufactured by the same robotics company as the one created by Boston Dynamics before. However, a similar robot dog is already being deployed as a lethal weapon. Ghost Robotics and SWORD International have developed a similar deadly robot dog with a powerful gun, a 6.5mm Creedmoor automatic rifle.
It is called SPUR (Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle). It made its public display at the annual US Army convention in Washington, DC. in October last year.
These robot dogs can fire with deadly accuracy within 3,950 feet, according to reports. Indeed they are killer machines.