Movie-Plot Threat Alert: Robot Suicide Bombers
Let's all be afraid:
But it adds: "Robots that effectively mimic human appearance and movements may be used as human proxies."
It raised the prospects of terrorists using robots to plant and detonate bombs or even replacing human suicide bombers.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: "This strategy looks at how technology might develop in future.
"Clearly it is important that we understand how those wishing us harm might use such technology in future so we can stay one step ahead."
The document also warns that nanotechnology will help accelerate development of materials for future explosives while advances in fabrics will "significantly" improve camouflage and protection.
I'm sure I've seen this stuff in movies.
Posted on August 18, 2009 at 6:16 AM • 84 Comments