Monday, March 09, 2009

Wired for War

Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
by P.W. Singer
Penguin 2009

Such a battle of persuasion has powerful implications for the use of robots in war. The U.S. has already deployed at least 19,000 unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, which are controlled remotely. Such countries as China and Russia have developed comparable programs. In a war between robots, electronics engineers will be capable not just of shutting down enemy robots, but of "making them do things the enemy didn't want them to do," says Singer.

wired mag