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:

landroid.jpg

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s