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robots for war!!! stop send ing our men! Answered

this is a fake(not really,but really) formal rally to protest sending our troops and to substitute them with robots( doesn't have to be terminator style but needs to be affective, swift and... disposable unlike the LIVES OF OUR MEN!!! i mean most of them probable have families) so.........

any thoughts?


You have very little idea what you are talking about, and probably just put this together for your own amusement.


okay, explain

p.s. not really following the be nice policy there.

You asked for any thoughts? Those are mine.
If I'm thinking wrong, you can tell me how, but what do you know and why did you post this?


this is a half joke, half serious and though i am only 14 i know more than most kids my age do. this very website we're on right now, has the technology to build the arms and i am sure they have the technology to build the legs. and by the way, i am NOT saying it has to be terminator age robotics, just good enough to be able to walk, run, climb stairs, etc. and as for the torso, well that's probally going to be the easiest part. the head will just house the "eyes".

you getting all this, lemonie?

Today's robots are not so advanced to go out in the battle fields and handle everything by themselves, have you even done some research on this topic, recently a robot has been created which can run, but even it requires support when it's running or else it'll fall over, it's balancing system is not that good, there are like a billion things that need to be considered, it'll have to have so many sensors for everything, even if it falls down, the system required for it to stand up will have to be very complex so it can adapt to it's environment. And the processing power, don't ask about it. Yeah, and one more thing, the COST for a SINGLE robot, I think you got the idea, now to make an ARMY of them, I think you got the idea again.

We are many many years from that age.

Have you tried doing any research on robotic mobility? There is a huge amount of information out there, just waiting for you to find it, read it, and put it together. You will sound much smarter, and be taken much more seriously, if you have some knowledge and information of your own to back up your fantasies.

What's the point when you can be smarter by strategic-bombing and other "smart" weapons?
The whole point of using actual people rather than robots is that they're good at "walk, run, climb stairs", very good eyes, ears etc, super-computer brain.... you don't even have to build them, just buy-in and "tune-up".


(People are biodegradable too)

again doesn't have to be terminator era, okay?

The battlefield is full of robots already, both remote controlled and autonomous.

i am talking about full on armed combat robots. not those little tracked things that run around, or those that find and disarm bombs, although they are a good start.

War is for crippling the other country so one can either "take over" or "squash a goverment". Until Governments are made up of robots, and until man power is considered less of a resource and strength then robots, we will still "bomb the heck out of cities" and such. It would only invovle MORE innocents getting killed in the long run.

The technology is nowhere near advanced enough for this, although research is ongoing. It's not a matter of DARPA not WANTING robot soldiers that are just as good or better than humans, I can assure you.

Have you considered that we're already sending robot aircraft to other countries and firing missiles from them? We say we are doing this to fight terrorism. Now ask yourself what is terror? Yes, someone strapping themselves with C4 and blowing up a crowded marketplace is terror, as is crashing airplanes into office buildings.

But to me the idea of someone remotely controlling an aircraft from 1/2 a world away and firing missiles that kill people, targets and bystanders alike, is also terror. It's not entirely unlike someone wearing a vest loaded with C4 and blowing themselves up, except that their act requires extraordinary commitment to their cause, however screwed up it may be. Flying a plane and launching missiles from the absolute safety of a cubicle in the US mostly requires video game skillz.

If a country has robots to do its fighting, what will restrain the politicians from using them? Sure, they'll exhibit restraint when it comes to using them against other rich countries that can afford robots (or nukes?), but what about poorer countries that still use human soldiers and can't afford a robot army?

Look at the people who are trying to get nominated to become the candidates in the next US presidential election - clowns and buffoons, many with dangerous religious fantasies about talking to God. What would retrain such a person? As we have seen with the guys and women who blow themselves up, religion often inspires a total lack of restraint. Do you really want to have one of those people with their fingers on the nuke or robot army buttons?

Let's say there is a robot vs robot war, and one side's robots wipe out the other side's robots. Do you think that will be the end of it? The war will not be won until enough people bleed that one side finally says "OK, you win". Robot soldiers won't eliminate human soldiers. Robots will just delay their use.

Hmm.... does this mean that we would only send the robot soldiers against other countries rich enough to have their own robot soldiers?

So basically, the country with the most cash wins (as opposed to the current situation where the country with the most cash and/or political will wins)

Maybe we can just do it all online (i am only half joking)

Just my $0.02


not nessaceraly , troops can be on the feild,but the robots(like ROBART, and if you don't know what ROBART IS LOOK IT UP) and as for the money thing, you don't need alot of money to manufature them. that's if you design them to those standards.

HHmmmmmm... good idea but I'm sure that just one would cost a couple million bucks, plus the technology isn't that advanced, although i respect your point.

by the by i am only 14 so please be nice