Will They Do a Better Job Than Humans?: Entering the Age of Robot Wars

A future dominated by robo-soldiers might seem like a faraway fantasy, but thousands of military robots have already been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and are rapidly increasing in number and innovation. [eventPDF] According to Peter W. Singer, Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative, we are heading towards a Golden Age of military robotics, a trend reflected in growing markets, extensive investment in artillery projects and a rise in deployment. In 2003 there were only a ha...
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