Fully armed military robots

The previous post on humanoid police robots prompted a friend to send in this article on fully armed military robots: Gladiator robot looks to join Marine Corps.

From this article:From this article:That is a very low price point -- not much different from the annual cost of a soldier.

The price will fall, and advancing computer and vision technology will make the Gladiator and its descendents more and more autonomous. At first it will take one soldier to operate each Gladiator. Then a soldier will be able to operate two or three simultaneously. Then a soldier will be able to operate a squad of 20 of them, and so on. In 20 years, imagine thousands of gladiators, instead of soldiers, deploying on the battlefield. Or deploying to police a U.S. city.

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