New armed robot ready for combat in Iraq

MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) features new software controls, which allow the robot’s driver to select fire and no-fire zones. The idea is keep the robots from accidentally shooting a flesh-and-blood American.

Oh gosh, this should work perfectly in combat the first time out with no glitches whatsoever.

Not to be outdone, the Navy plans an “unmanned, heavily armed fleet.” Rumors are that Vegas bookmakers are already taking bets on when one of these first decides an ocean liner is The Enemy and sinks it.

Let’s hope these death machine robots aren’t running under the Windows operating system.