Baby Yoda has finally jumped the s̶h̶a̶r̶k̶ tank, thanks to the U.S. Army

Baby Yoda brought the internet together, its adorableness somehow overpowering the divisive animosity that has otherwise ruled over this pre-post-apocalyptic era.

And now the Army's branded the Child onto the cannon of an M1 Abrams tank.

You can re-appropriate the Punisher all you'd like, but please leave our sweet Baby Yoda out of it. In the famous words of Baby Yoda's older counterpart, "Wars not make one great."

We salute the Army crew that named their tank 'Baby Yoda' [Jared Keller / Task and Purpose]

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Lousy tank driver swerves into car on public road

The Russian army clearly needs to teach its tank drivers not to text and drive.

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Android-powered tank

As you can see, this is a tank operating under the command of a cellphone. It's quite a small tank, granted, but should be enough to regain control of the living room from kittens, puppies, etc., without congressional approval. Tamlyn created it from a remote-controlled chassis and the Android-friendly IOIO USB microcontroller board.

I’m still not sure what this robot will ultimately do but an obvious first step seemed to be to make it remote controllable over the internet.

This is my first Android project but thankfully the Android SDK and documentation are outstanding. With the help of a few tutorials I went from Hello World to a simple app that accepted HTTP connections in just a few hours.

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