There have been robots
patrolling the sunny sands of Iraq since the initial invasion, but
until now, they've merely been there to scope stuff out. That was then,
this is now. According to Noah over at the always-awesome Danger Room
blog, the military has just deployed their new "special weapons
observation remote reconnaissance direct action system" (SWORDS)
that have been in development for the past few years. What are the
SWORDS, exactly? Oh, just some bomb-disposal robots armed with M249 machine guns. Holy shit, robots with machine guns.