Asylon’s DroneCore platform is built to power your security operations and manage advanced sensors, robotics, data, and mission sets. Combining aerial drones and ground security robot dogs enable both short and long-term operational success. Automate or operate the world’s most advanced security robots to create the most efficient and data-driven security operations center of the future.
Fans of Black Mirror: Metalhead may think that the DroneDog ground security robot dogs are uncomfortably close to this little guy:
Fans of Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash may recall the Rat Thing:
The body is Rottweiler-sized, segmented into overlapping hard plates like those of a rhinoceros. The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power, like a cheetah's.
The body converges to a sharp nose. In the front it bends down sharply, and there is a black canopy, raked sharply like the windshield of a fighter plane. If the Rat Thing has eyes, this is where it looks out.
(Read more about Stephenson's Rat Thing)
William Gibson fans will think me remiss if I forget the slam hound from Count Zero (1986).
As far as I know, the first reference to a "robot dog" is in The Iron World (1939) by Otis Adelbert Kline:
“Suppose you leave that to me. I have demonstrated it to my own satisfaction. I have transferred the ego of a dog to a synthetic dog brain in the skull case of a robot dog. Behold.”
He snapped his fingers, and a lean, rangy hound rose from the corner in which it had been lying, stretched, yawned, and came trotting toward him.
“A robot dog!”
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