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Humans:1, Machines:0 in Korean robo-soldier tests

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Chalk one up for humanity. Although IPv6 (AKA Skynet) is just around the corner, we have yet to accomplish the other technological advancements that will pave the way for the inevitable robotic apocalypse. We may have autonomous navigation, bee-powered nightmare dogbots, and Aliens-esque exoskeletons, it seems that we can’t create a decent murder machine.

I guess it’s time to come clean and say that the multimillion dollar Korean experiment in question hadn’t really created robot soldiers per se so much as an automated guard post. Unfortunately it was so ineffective at night that they had to fit alarms to the units to make sure they weren’t stolen.

The all-seeing, all-shooting eye is a sort of holy grail for militaries all over the world, but so far no one has really hit the mark, so to speak. And I can’t say I’m looking forward to the day they do.
[via El Reg]

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