Soldater i Irak formar emotionella band till de robotar de anvÃ¤nder fÃ¶r att utfÃ¶ra olika uppgifter.
U.S. soldiers in Iraq are giving nicknames and forming emotional bonds with bomb-defusing robots they have come to regard as teammates, according to the founder of the company that invented the machines.
IRobot Chief Executive Colin Angle said one group of soldiers even named its robot “Scooby Doo” and grieved when it was blown up after completing 35 successful missions defusing improvised explosive devices.
“Please fix Scooby Doo because he saved my life,” a soldier told repair technicians, according to Angleâ€™s account at last weekâ€™s Future in Review technology conference.
FÃ¶retaget som tillverkar robotarna, iRobot, sÃ¤ger sig vilja anvÃ¤nda sig av erfarenheterna frÃ¥n Irakkriget nÃ¤r de tar fram mer konsumentvÃ¤nliga robotar.