War of the machines?

April 6, 2011 | Source: CNN

The Marine Corps has developed a new X-47B robotic plane that looks like a cross between a stealth fighter and drone.

(Credit: CNN)

The X-47B can find its target by itself, with almost no human interaction, unlike current drones, which require remote pilots. It can also take off and land on the rolling deck of an aircraft carrier without human help.

There are more than 2,000 robots in Afghanistan, including robots to detect bombs, disarm bombs, and dispose of them,