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An intrepid inventor from Russia named Alexei Burikov is pioneering a new front in weapons development: remote-controlled, camera-toting death turtles.

Alexei is the head of the biology department at Rostov-on-Don State Pedagogical University, and his turtle contraption uses devices fitted onto the turtle’s shell to cause vibrations, which a properly trained turtle will respond to. He suggests several uses for the bionic reptiles, including remote-controlled bombs, spy cameras, planting surveillance devices, and even non-sleuthy uses, such as wildlife monitoring.

Mr. Burikov did not address the practicality of such a slow-moving delivery system, but perhaps this new direction is in response to the rumors of new hare-based bomb-interception technology. article