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Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years

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SWORDS weaponized robot

SWORDS, a previous generation of weaponized robots, had its combat duties curtailed when it made movements without being given a command.

Credit: QinetiQ

Robots armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank missiles and even grenade launchers are marching, er, rolling ever closer to the battlefield now that they’ve shown they can actually hit what they’re supposed to.

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