Context : OnRobots
- Let's kick off with this disturbing report of more military robots : http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/Jul/07/mn/mn01a.html
- Blog about military applications of ALife : http://www.gyre.org/news/Artificial%20Life
- DARPAs AutonomousVehicle race :
- Flying robots :
- RodneyBrooks's iRobot makes a PackBot armed with a shotgun : http://www.newstarget.com/001323.html http://www.newstarget.com/002080.html, http://www.newstarget.com/001323.html
: Comment : this is pretty disgusting. I just lost a whole lot of respect for Brooks :-(
From the future of robotics (Summer 2004) : http://www.computerworld.com/printthis/2004/0,4814,94386,00.html
They'll fight our wars. My robots will fight your robots. It's like playing chess. It'll be an expensive game, but I think it will minimize loss of life.
Yeah, right! I can see we'll set up robot armies to fight each other so we don't get to be inconvenienced. Look, inconvenience is the point of war. The rich countries will build robots to go and kill the people of poorer countries who don't have robots to defend them. And because the rich governments won't be embarrassed by all the body-bags coming home, they'll likely be less cautious, and less concerned to win HeartsAndMinds among the civilian populations of the conquered lands.
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Added 2020-05-15 : Originally 2017-11-16