"A preliminary design for a MADMEN spacecraft outlines a one-ton robot that would stand about 36 feet (11 meters) high, just slightly taller than NASA's Apollo moon lander, on an asteroids surface. The mass driving ejector, a self-assembling tube, would extend out toward space ready to start its slow, steady push against the rock at a rate of one shot a minute or so."
MADMEN is a very nice name for a swarm of nuclear space robots.
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"Graham said it could be several months before phase two approval for the MADMEN project is awarded. He is confident, however, that if the need were urgent enough, Earth scientists would be able to step up to the task of defending the planet with MADMEN robots or some other method."
I, for one, welcome our new MADMEN robot overlords.
See, I'd argue that this was a case for the "experimenting with your sexuality quote."
I mean, come on:
The mass driving ejector, a self-assembling tube, would extend out toward space ready to start its slow, steady push against the rock at a rate of one shot a minute or so.
I'm glad we don't have to resort to this to take care of asteroids:
You just warmed the very cockles of my old heart.
And Yes, I too am glad we don't have to resort to ATARI to defend earth, especially if I were to be at the controls. Earth would be peppered with detritus and debris if my past performances were anything to go by.
Where's Will Smith?
The real question is- what kind of swarm will they be? I'll tell you when the avi comes out. Perhaps the DNA dancer tracking system research will inform the MADMEN effort!