Military Service and other Hazardous Pursuits

  • Joseph F Engelberger


It is with a heavy heart that I report on military robotics activities. Just 67 years ago, we were given our warning by Karel Capek. His play, Rossum’s Universal Robots or RUR (Figure 15.1), introduced the world “robot” into English. The play forecast ever-more advanced robotic technology being developed by superpowers to fight their wars. In the end the robots rebelled against their mindless human masters.


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© Joseph F Engelberger 1989

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