I know, I know. The first thing that comes to mind when someone hears the words “autonomous robot” is a certain killing machine that sounds very similar to an ex-California governor. Sure, the military is looking to arm some of these robots, but not as many as you might think. Far too many people are still uncomfortable with the idea of setting loose a machine gun toting robot for the things to become standard issue.
The cuddlier side of autonomous military robots is probably best summed up by the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot (BEAR). While still under development, its primary mission will be to seek out wounded soldiers and extract them from dangerous situations without exposing more military personnel to enemy fire or other hazards.
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