15th September, 2021 Science and Technology
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- Recently, an Israeli defense contractor unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot called ‘REX MKII’ that can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire.
- It is operated by an electronic tablet and can be equipped with two machine guns, cameras and sensors.
- The robot can gather intelligence for ground troops, carry injured soldiers and supplies in and out of battle, and strike nearby targets.
- Proponents say such semi-autonomous machines allow armies to protect their soldiers, while critics fear this marks another dangerous step toward robots making life-or-death decisions.