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Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a remote-controlled armed robot named “REX MKII”.
About REX MKII
REX MKII is a remote-controlled armed robot that can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire.
It is operated by an electronic tablet and can be equipped with two machine guns, cameras and sensors. It can also run autonomously.
The robot can gather intelligence for ground troops, carry injured soldiers and supplies in and out of battle and strike nearby targets.
Concerns with remote-controlled armed robots
Critics have raised concerns that robotic weapons could decide on their own, perhaps erroneously to shoot targets.
Source: This post is based on the article “Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders” published in Indian Express on 15th September 2021.