"...the future is always sort of dark and uncertain"

MDARS is a semi-autonomous unmanned ground vehicle with intrusion detection & assessment, and product & barrier assessment payloads. Its functions include surveillance, security, early warning, incident first response and product and barrier status primarily focused on a depot/munitions security mission at structured/semi-structured facilities. MDARS is in Systems Development and Demonstration (SDD) under the Product Manager for Force Protection Systems (PMFPS). MDARS capabilities include semi-autonomous navigation, obstacle avoidance, motion detection, day and night imagers, radio frequency tag inventory/barrier assessment and audio challenge and response.
This is how Storming Media describes the "Mobile Detection Assessment and Response Systems" being developed by the Pentagon.

All I heard was "Scanning Area..."