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Al Jazeera provides an in-depth look at unmanned battle robotics

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Al-Jazeera's video series 'Front Line' took an in-depth look at the amazing technology behind unmanned robotics as they're used in warfare, as well as the legal and political implications of these tools.

Front Lines Dennis Hong
Front Lines Dennis Hong

Unmanned, remotely-controlled robotics have become a multi-billion dollar industry, thanks in large part to one customer — the US government. That's due to a shift in strategy over the last decade as the US has begun deploying more unmanned systems every year, with a current force of 7,000 drones and 12,000 ground robots in use. Al-Jazeera's video series "Fault Lines" took an in-depth look at the amazing technology behind these robots as well as the legal and political implications of these tools — be sure to keep your eyes peeled for an interview and demonstration by Dennis Hong, who we profiled back in November. This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in robotics and the history of their role in modern warfare.