The hunter-seeker was a deadly tool used by assassins. The tiny floating tadpole-like machine was remotely controlled by an operator situated close by.
Operation and Technology Edit
The device floated through the air, using a tiny Holtzman Field Generator to maneuver. The tip held a camera that transmitted a video signal back to the operator. Vision was distorted by the compessed suspensor field. Once detected, the target was almost guaranteed to be killed.
The killing device itself was a tiny needle, tipped with a quick-acting, lethal poison. The needle was retracted until a target is acquired, at which point it appeared, shortly before the device shot into the victim.
Destroying a Hunter-seeker was rather simple. Like any machine, it could be destroyed by being smashed or submerged in water. Paul Atreides employed both means to destroy a Hunter-seeker that had been launched to kill him on Arrakis, shortly before the invasion of House Harkonnen.
Invention of the reversant made the hunter-seeker obsolete.