Although it might sound kind of scary, “The Danger Room”, is a special section of Wired Magazine focusing on technology for national security with a special category dedicated to Israel, called “Sabra Tech“. I wonder if anyone besides the author of this section, Noah Shachtman, actually knows what the heck Sabra Tech means. The section started at the end of April 2008 with an article about special army robots, “Israel’s newest soldier” that can see at night, navigate alone through cities and traffic intersections, patrol borders, scan 360 degrees, and alert officers if it identifies anything suspicious.
Sabra Tech also features flying robotic ambulances (too cool for words) and dogs that are trained to patrol and guard jails. Wired gets a big high five for reporting on Israeli technology for avid robotic fans and Israel fans alike.