Iraq is getting ready to hunt ISIS with their killer robot.
Military robots are nothing new-whether in reality or pop culture nightmare scenarios. But the Bagdhad Post reports that a new bot could be the first to fire its weapon on Iraqi soil. It’s called alrobot-Arabic for “robot”-and it’s a deadly machine.
According to Defense One, Alrobot is equipped with an automatic turret, a rocket launcher, four separate cameras, and a radio range of an entire kilometer. Although it’s not the first robot ever deployed in Iraq, it’ll likely be the first to actually be used as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIS.
So alrobot is in no way an anomaly. It’s actually the future of human, and inhuman, conflict.