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Military robots perform worse when humans won't stop interrupting them

The US military is experimenting with several kinds of robot, including this Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype

Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne/U.S. Air Force

When soldiers are teamed with robots, the human need to interfere may negate the benefits of robotic assistance, a new US military project has discovered. But letting military artificial intelligence proceed without human supervision raises troubling ethical questions.

The project foresees a team of around 200 to 300 soldiers augmented with swarms of small drones and robotic ground vehicles. The lightly equipped unit would fight in zones where the enemy …

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