Combat Robot: $1.25 a Pound August 2008
For many builders, combat robotics is about pushing the engineering envelope. You know, how many extra volts can we hammer through the system before it flames out?
Eventually, someone is going to download some part of a human’s cerebral cortex into synthetic memory. That’s when it gets tricky. As dozens of science fiction authors have detailed, there are issues of rights, of enslavement, and no death to escape it all. Granted, there will be all sorts of social and political issues. For now, let’s look at what could possibly go wrong on the technological front.