This four-part series, which will continue over the coming two weeks each Thursday on YouTube HERE, began as humanoid robot soldiers redefine the landscape of the battlefield in 2023 ... and one of them is on the run.
In part 2, we get a glimpse of the human programmer behind unit 237 and the commander who wonders how a robot can make the decision to run.
The introduction of the programmer raises a question that the U.S. government has been trying to answer: How can robots be developed that will never question orders? This is the mission of programs like MUSIC, which incorporates Future Combat Systems to create a matrix of computer-to-robot interaction with humans on the periphery at best:
The objective of the FCS effort is to develop lightweight (no individual element greater than 20 tons), overwhelmingly lethal, strategically deployable, self-sustaining and survivable combat and combat support force, systems and supporting technologies for the 2012-2025 timeframe and beyond.... (Source)
Part 1: DRONE: Rise of the Autonomous Super Soldier
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