The hunter-seeker is a deadly tool of assassins. The tiny floating tadpole-like machine is remotely controlled by an operator not far away from the lethal device.
The sensors on the hunter-seeker are somewhat low-tech and can only detect motion. once motion is detected however, the target is almost guaranteed to be killed.
The killing device itself is a tiny needle, tipped with quick lethal poison. The needle is retracted until a target is acquired, at which point it is normally thrust into the victim. Destroying the device is rather simple.
Like any machine, it can be destroyed by being smashed or submerged in water. When Paul Atraides was once the target of a hunter-seeker, in the original Dune novel, he employed both means to destroy this assassination machine.
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