by Josh Gross
The unmanned drones the U.S. military employs are just the tip of the iceberg as far as its ambitions with robot technology are concerned. (See this demo video of a Starship Troopers-style exoskeleton if you need convincing.)
Now, even the good ol' packhorse is getting a robotic upgrade. This demo video of a four-legged robotic pack mule released by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency seems all well and good until you see a group of the robots walking around, scanning with front-mounted cameras. Then it suddenly seems really, really creepy.
Prepare to be ruled by robot donkeys.