David Kirkpatrick

October 24, 2008

Army seeks robotic search unit

From KurzweilAI.net — Matt Yglesias, now blogging at Think Progress, occasionally opines/worries about our robotic future. This Short Sharp Science short on an Army request for a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” to hunt down humans may give Matt a little pause, and maybe some vindication.

Packs of robots will hunt down uncooperative humans
Short Sharp Science (NewScientist blog), Oct. 22, 2008The Army is looking for contractors to provide a “Multi-Robot Pursuit System” that will let packs of robots “search for and detect a non-cooperative human.”
 
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