Armed robots on patrol in Iraq

“There have been robots patrolling the sunny sands of Iraq since the initial invasion, but until now, they’ve merely been there to scope stuff out. That was then, this is now. According to Noah over at the always-awesome Danger Room blog, the military has just deployed their new “special weapons observation remote reconnaissance direct action system” (SWORDS) that has been in development for the past few years. What are the SWORDS, exactly? Oh, just some bomb-disposal robots armed with M249 machine guns. Holy ****, robots with machine guns.”

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