Robot Technology Making Its Way Onto Modern Battlefield

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It is estimated that the work of one in fifty US soldiers is now being done by a robot. As the use of technology in war grows, this report goes in search of the truth about the military's newest recruits.
The iRobot Development Laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts, may look like a scene from a science fiction film but this "hall of cool stuff" serves a very real purpose. The US army are increasingly using robots to disarm roadside bombs and fly unmanned aircraft in the Middle East.