“The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots. Thank you.”
– Military school Commandant’s graduation address, “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson”
This is pretty cool. The military is using robot guards to patrol a national security site that houses radioactive waste. Apparently they’ve even tested arming the robots with automatic weapons, but I guess the threat of a HAL or SkyNet scenario convinced them it was a bad idea.
(found via Rock Paper Shotgun)