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Will The Robots Strike Back?

Published fredag 12 mars 2010 kl 13.44
The robot Maars. Photo: Qinetiq

Maars, Reaper, Swords, and Predator... The face of war is changing as robots and remote-controlled drones hit the battlefields, and in the future the drones may not be remotely controlled by humans at all. They could soon be making life and death decisions all by themselves.

In this week's Konflikt in English, we look at robots and what they will mean for warfare in the future.

We speak to one of the world's leading experts on robot warfare; one of the pioneers in the US robot industry; two witnesses that have gotten used to the sound of drones hovering in the sky; and we'll pay a visit to Linköping, Sweden's robot capital. Presenter: Kris Boswell

Konflikt in English is a co-production between Swedish Radio's Konflikt programme, and SR International. It can be heard in Swedish on Saturdays at 09.03 on the P1 network, in English on Sundays on P6 (89.6FM) in Stockholm at 21.00 and across the globe via , and in Arabic on Mondays via P2 and P6 at 17:30. All three versions can also be downloaded from the Konflikt homepage after broadcast.

Our journalism is based on credibility and impartiality. Swedish Radio is independent and not affiliated to any political, religious, financial, public or private interests.
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