Who thought it was a good idea to give Tasers to the robots?
Run! Run for the hills! Humanity is doomed. And not just because we angered Him Upstairs with that dreadful Diana tribute concert yesterday. iRobot has started kitting out its track-wheeled PackBot Explorer robot with Taser X26 stun-guns.
The newly-armed bots will be used by police and the military as a “non-lethal” defence tool, although iRobot is keen to stress that they won’t be acting on their own initiative. “Right now, we have no plans to take any robot with a lethal-weapon approach to the market,” says the company’s Jim Rymarcsuk.
Doesn’t that ‘right now’ make your blood run cold? In other words, next year iRobot will unveil a ROBOT KILLING MACHINE packing 17 Uzis and cluster grenades. Probably.
(via Yahoo News)
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