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This essay examines the applications of robots in future wars and analyses the possibility of totally removing humans from war. Robots can enable unmanned warfare to complement areas where human capabilities are limited. The shift from industrial war to Low-Intensity Conflicts (LIC) also favours the deployment of robots. But, there are substantial counter-arguments raised against the proliferation of war robots. These include high-profile incidents of catastrophic unmanned system failures pointing to the limitations of current robotic technology as well as the increasingly blurred line between unmanned weapon systems and conventional weapons. Beyond technical and tactical constraints, there are also moral and ethical issues on the deployment of weaponised robots. This essay therefore posits that humans will not be obsolete in robotics warfare.

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