London, Sep 1 : British soldiers are to get spies in the form of Disney Robots WALL.E., as they battle terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Saturn robot spy is a dead ringer for the children's movie favourite as it navigates, sees and works on its own.
Army bosses were looking for gizmos, which could identify threats encountered by UK troops on current operations, until WALL.E. look-alike robots built by Team Stellar came up.
"I am extremely pleased. We worked very hard and it is a fantastic result," the Daily Star quoted Team Leader Julia Richardson as saying.
"I'm excited by what I have seen," Major Matt Kelly, from the Royal Irish Regiment, said.