Killer Robot Sentry

There are now more than 4,000 U.S. military robots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. That number does not include thousands of unmanned aircraft that have clocked hundreds of thousands of flight hours.

The combat robots fitted with large-calibre machine guns deployed to Iraq for sentry duty, proved so successful that many more are on order. They have multiple eyes for 360 degree vision, night vision, zoom lenses, motion sensors, vid and audio capture, automated targeting, vast amounts of armor piercing ammo,

Up to now, a human hand has always been required to push the button or pull the trigger. Military leaders "are quite clear that they want autonomous robots as soon as possible, because they are more cost-effective and give a risk-free war." The units are actually inexpensive. They never get tired, hungover or bored.

Several countries, led by the United States, have already invested heavily in robot warriors developed for use on the battlefield.

--Sitting safe in a bunker, a single controller can secure a large area. I want that!


Bubblehead Les. said...

Autonomous? No way! I'm too old to take on a Terminator!

Anonymous said...

Control is key......

IMHO, Firepower is too powerful to trust to some hack-able control system.......

I can envision a simple EMP generator defeating a field of 'warriors" or sentries, gaining access to the objective.

But Pandora has opened that box and we're gonna have to deal with it.