Next year, the U.S. Army will give robots machine guns, although humans will firmly be in control of them.
The Army next March will begin to deploy Talon robots from Waltham, Mass.-based Foster-Miller. The robots will be mounted with M240 or M249 machine guns, said a Foster-Miller spokesman. The units also can be mounted with a rocket launcher. Defense agencies have been testing an armed version of the Talon since 2003.
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Army to deploy robots that shoot
Posted on Thursday, Dec 02 2004 @ 22:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck