that article is a bit outdated, this cartoon is based of a 02/06 article in discover magazine. not only do i know these are already real, i know that the US government hopes to have 1/3 of all military vehicles be robot controlled but 2015, which is the main goal of this excorsise, to spark interest in driving machine development.
Hahaha, thats cool dude. For some reason it just really reminded me of that car and I had wondered if you'd seen it yet. And those military bots are badass, they've been showing them on Futuretech on the Military channel and I can't wait to see them in action. Anyways I forgot to actually comment on the drawing, its tight yo! As is almost all of your stuff.