It wasnt me, the robot did it...

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by g2_loony_bin, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. American Soldier

    15.4%
  2. Robot

    53.8%
  3. Frickin cyborgs...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. ...with laser beams...

    30.8%

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  1. Robot ethics and the American Robot Army!

    Interesting article, the American army are clearly even more nuts wanting an automated fighting force.

    Even less scope for responsibility laid against the septics for killing kids and blowing up schools/mosques/old people homes/other (delete as applicable)...

    But this drags up the question of who would you trust more?

    An American Soldier, or a robot?
     
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    I'd trust a Robot more, firstly because of the 3 laws of Robotics introduced by Isaac Asimov.

    Law 1: A Robot cannot hurt a human
    Law 2: A robot cannot allow a human to be hurt
    Law 3: A robot must obey law two, but give provision to law 1.

    Further to this, if these laws aren't applied, and the robots are autonomous, then it will save a lot of legal bills when we use them to whack rag-heads.
     
  3. Because that'll stop the Americans... :roll:
     
  4. At the moment the robot they have is a basically a tougher wheelbarrow
    like thing with sensors and a machine gun .Ideal for sending over the brow of a hill firing a belt off and bringing it back to reload and repeat.
    When it can go off and make its own descions to shoot not shoot is the time to worry .
     
  5. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Whatever happened to those sensored up machine guns they used in Alien? Force protection with bells on. You could have troops with RFID tags wandering around NOT getting malleted, and everyone else walking in tot he killing zone would get 'done'. The same could apply to walk-through minefields.

    Robots are merely electronic gadgets after all. Sentience is a different matter entirely, and thankfully a long way off.