SIG SAUER Acquires Remote Weapons Platform Maker General Robotics
By Dan Zimmerman
Have you seen the extended version of ‘Aliens’? In the longer cut, the Marines who are marooned on LV-426 deploy remote sentry weapons outside their makeshift fortress to hold off the advancing aliens while Bishop the android remote-pilots the backup dropship from the orbiting Sulaco to rescue them.
The robotic guns work beautifully — for a while — until the approaching xenomorph horde proves to be too many for the weapons and exhausts their ammunition supply.
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