Could Combat Robots be used in War?

Since you could attach gun which could be fired, a flamethrower, or pack with tnt why isn’t used in wars. Could those battlefield robot kits ne used for war.

There is alot more being used in war that the general public even knows about. Predators are robots basically, bomb robots, tank killers, all kinds of things are being used that are not in the main stream as we know it. Eventually war will be as little as cutting off money to a nation and thats all it will take in the future.

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  1. I watched a show on the discovery channel where they are working on just that it was very interesting… to a point they probably could but they cannot make the decisions a human can
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  2. There is alot more being used in war that the general public even knows about. Predators are robots basically, bomb robots, tank killers, all kinds of things are being used that are not in the main stream as we know it. Eventually war will be as little as cutting off money to a nation and thats all it will take in the future.
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  3. We are developing remote-controlled combat platforms right now. we already have "predator" unmanned aircraft that we attach bombs to. They fly, unseen, under radar. They apporach a target, quieter than noisy manned aircraft. They have a human operator, safe, miles away, watching through video cameras. They drop their bomb, eliminate a target, and never require a person to be in harm’s way.

    Also the terrorists are trying to build the same things.
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  4. watch the military channel they have shown several programs regarding this subject. some are already being used for bomb disposal, and many other applications. another is the preditor r/c drone aircraft
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  5. Using flame throwers is against the geneva convention so you can`t use a flamethrower. Yes. Robots could be used in war.
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  6. We certainly can use flame weapons during war!
    Chemical operations specialists (74D) are required to know how to help set up flame devices to ‘destroy’ enemy vehicles and channelize enemy into engagement areas (augment defense). For the time being, we’ve temporarily removed it from the curriculum, however it continues to be taught to all chemical officers and to 74D BNCOC and ANCOC to a small degree.
    Flamethowers and "the Flash" were removed (logistically difficult to support-Ive got some in my training warehouse though). We train the troopers on Flame Field Expedients (Flame fougasse, 55-gallon landmines, gel gas bunker busters and flame minefields. Of course my favorite-the wall of flame. Flame weapons can greatly destroy most enemy’s willingness to attack….
    Sorry, didn’t mean to hijack the thread.
    Robotics-yes absolutely. My area is also helping with robots to help with hazardous materials detection. Why send a man, when a robot can do?
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    I teach flame weapons for the Army
    (note-all information regarding 74d training scheme is available open source.)

  7. There can also be disadvantages in using Robots in War. Consider this scenario. What would happen if the enemy managed to capture one of these robots and re-programmed it to attack and kill American troops instead?. Robots don’t need any brainwashing to act. It only takes a simple changing of its program, then presto!, he becomes your enemy now.

    Furthermore, think of the cost involved in producing a robot. Probably, a single one will cost millions of dollars to produce. Certainly, the life of a human soldier is considerably cheaper than this.
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