The ultimate in wireless access

Well, I have finally seen the ultimate solution to “wireless broadband anytime anywhere”. Brought to you by the folks at DARPA. In a current request for proposal they describe a collection of robotic wireless routers with tank treads called Landroids:


They would be dropped in urban warfare areas and would move around on their own to blanket an area with wireless coverage. These units would be disposable, meaning if one gets blown up, the others will rearrange themselves to make up for the loss of coverage.

Now the civilian use is obvious. We can each have a Landroid follow us around wherever we go, guaranteeing that we will never be out of WiFi range! This gives a completely new meaning to the concept of mobile wireless communications ….

Move over 4G, here come the Landroids.


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