Monday, March 28, 2005

Something out of a sci-fi novel

I wasn't sure if I was reading the news today, or if I was reading a sci-fi novel.
The Pentagon is awarding $12 million in grants on Monday to develop an unmanned "trauma pod" designed to use robots to perform full scalpel-and-stitch surgeries on wounded soldiers in battlefield conditions.
So, here's my question. If we can create an unmanned vehicle which will go to the front lines, pick up an injured soldier, put him (or her) inside and then, with the help of a surgeon back at some safe location, operate on the injured soldier... why can't we just create robot soldiers?

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