Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Toasters Are Coming

The Toasters Are Coming
CMU demonstrated its new Gladiator Tactical Unmanned Ground Vehicle last Friday. While the Gladiator prototype is unarmed, the military has plans to equip it with machine guns and other weapons.

There's a pretty crappy-looking movie out, Stealth, about a robotic warplane that goes rogue. While the movie looks horrible, one of the characters makes a good point when he asks how we can justify not using robots in combat if we can reduce the number of soldiers who die as a result.

I'm not sure, but I still can't help but get nervous as we edge closer and closer to self-willed fighting machines....

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