Goliath Tracked Mine

Remote Controlled Robotic Weapon From The 1940s

It looks like something that would traverse the battlefield of the 21st century but it is in fact one of the first remote controlled robotic weapons ever created. It was called the Goliath Tracked Mine one of many advanced weapon systems concepts from the past. The weapon was “steered remotely via a joystick control box. The control box was attached to the Goliath by a triple-strand cable connected to the rear of the vehicle, for transmitting power to the electric driven version. Two of the strands were used to move and steer the Goliath, the third was used for detonation. The Goliath had 650 m of cable. Each Goliath was disposable, being intended to be blown up with its target.” Source Wikipedia