In Pictures: US military gets fired up over weaponised robots

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The U.S. Army is looking to add armed robots to its inventory of weapons.

Last week four robotics companies took their robots, equipped with M240 machine guns, to a firing range at Fort Benning, Ga., to demonstrate their weaponized machines.

With a command from their human controllers, robots from all four companies -- Northrop Grumman, HDT Robotics, iRobot Corp. and QinetiQ – opened fire and hit pop-up targets on a ridge about 150 meters away. Using sensors, the robots can pinpoint the enemy, but military officers said a human will make the decision of whether the robot fires on them.

In this image, smoke and dust rise after HDT Robotics' robot, the Protector, fires at the targets.

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