Armed robots to go to war in Iraq
American forces have deployed robots equipped with automatic weapons in Iraq, the first battlefield use of machines capable of waging war by remote control.
A US division of British defence company QinetiQ revealed that the 3rd Infantry Division, which is based south of Baghdad, purchased three Talon Sword robots for operations in Iraq.
Sword robots are a modified version of track-wheeled bomb disposal devices in use around the world.
Soldiers operate the robots with a specially modified laptop, complete with joystick controls and a ’kill button’ that terminates its functions if it goes awry.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Save the Robots!
Bring them home from Iraq!