From the “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” Department

21 Oct

Robotics technology is fantastic stuff and I am very excited to see how it is leaping forward.  Programs like the US military’s Big Dog robot are exciting and all joking aside I don’t have concerns about SkyNet taking over.

But I do love stories on that subject.  From Terminator to War Games, and even Deal of the Century, I love a good story about robots and AIs breaking free.  Some day we might even see a good adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s Home is the Hangman.

That’s why despite how much I love the topic of armed robots providing infantry support, it gives me pause when I read the words, “SWORDS, a previous generation of weaponized robots, had its combat duties curtailed when it made movements without being given a command.”


That’s a pretty nebulous word.  ED-209 made “movements” too.

Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Cool Stuff, Science Fiction


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