The US military is experimenting with different types of robots, including this Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype
Technology. Sgt. Cory D. Payne / US Air Force
When soldiers work with robots, the human need to meddle can negate the benefits of robotic assistance, a new U.S. military project has found. Keeping military artificial intelligence running without human oversight, however, raises worrying ethical questions.
The System-of-Systems Enhanced Small Unit (SESU) project envisages a team of around 200 to 300 soldiers equipped with swarms of small drones and robotic ground vehicles. The lightly armed unit would fight in zones where the enemy …