DARPA builds the Imperial Probe Droid from Star Wars, basically

DARPA's next big terrifying project? A hovering V-bat drone with one massive claw, perfect for ripping the skin of villainous rebels. Watch as the new creation does it's best Imperial Probe Droid impression from Empire Strikes Back.

The V-bat can hook up with GPS and deliver one-pound payloads to stranded subjects just about anywhere (thanks to its hovering abilities). Check out the video of the massive claw in action.

[via Geekologie]