Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good Robot, Bad Robot

Robot Warriors In Iraq - 21 Oct 2007 at 8:00pm - In an effort to reduce future U.S. casualties - the battle for Iraq has claimed 3,800 Americans - the Pentagon is looking to a high-tech solution as it recruits the first generation of robot warriors, reports Russ Mitchell.

Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14 - October 18, 2007 | 11:00:00 AM - We're not used to thinking of them this way. But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic -- picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger. Most of the time. Once in a while, though, these machines start firing mysteriously on their own. The South African National Defence Force "is probing whether a software glitch led to an antiaircraft cannon malfunction that killed nine soldiers and seriously injured 14 others during a shooting exercise on Friday."


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