Police use of robot to kill Dallas shooting suspect is new, but not without precursors

The MARCbot IV extends its camera nearly four feet in the air to search for suspected improvised explosive devices at the training course in Fort Polk, La. Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team will have the opportunity use this tool in their upcoming deployment in support of the war on terror. The Dallas police force used a bomb defusing robot equipped with an explosive device to kill a shooting suspect, police chief David Brown revealed today at a press conference. An explosive was affixed to the extension arm on the robot, Brown said at the press conference, in order to neutralize the suspect, later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, 25. The incident involved the shooting… Read More