Israel to deploy robot bulldozers: Officials say the towering D-9 bulldozer has been modified to eliminate the risk to drivers.
"Today the bulldozer drivers are exposed to great danger when they knock down buildings that have militants hiding in them," Israel's Technion Institute of Technology, which developed the robot version, quoted an unnamed army officer as saying.
"The whole idea is despicable," said chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. "If an unmanned bulldozer is used, human life is in much greater danger."
The new bulldozers are expected to go into service in the next few weeks.
This article is from 31-Oct-2003; I haven't come across any later updates...