They are emotionless, unflinching, they fear nothing on this Earth, they do not complain when given an order, or do they fear their own demise. They are but machines. Truly that is all a robot is, a machine, perhaps extremely complex and expensive, perhaps intelligent and capable of telling the difference from friend or foe, they are nevertheless machines.
At the dawn of the twenty first century the military is testing and fielding robots, while not the killing machines of the movies they are more than capable of destroying a man. Mounted with machineguns, rocket launchers, the latest Metal Storm weapons, and the odd sniper rifle, they provide a stable gun platform that can rarely be imitated by a human and at less danger the our own men’s lives.As with the personalities of man, these robots have just as many flavors. There are armed and unarmed, mobile, and stationary. They are powered by batteries, and solar powered, controlled by man and independent of manual control. There are ones that are designed to search and destroy and wait for extended lengths of time for the foe to come their way.
And from the science fiction books and movie scientists are now becoming capable of producing, at least on the small scale, nano technologies. Robots so small that they can travel in our blood.
However, against an undead foe, the zombie, what use can such weapons be? This is the question I leave for the readers, can these weapons of the future be utilized against our foe? Or are these hopes for artificial intelligence and nano technologies saving mankind nothing more than a good show, and wishful thinking?