conJunk points out this AP story carried by Salon (also covered by various sources linked from Google News
) "about the Pentagon's plan to send robot soldiers to Iraq in March or April. The program, Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems, uses Foster-Miller TALON robots, and is said to be "years ahead of the larger Future Combat System vehicles currently under development by big defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics Corp." If it's successful, maybe our men and women in uniform will have to team up with the United Auto Workers to fight the robo-threat to their jobs."
Note that (whatever other considerations you might have about such deployment), the Rules of Robotics
that some readers have linked to don't really apply to remote-controlled drones, which is what these are.