8 robots that could kill us all

By , Network World |  Offbeat, robot, slideshow

If movies have taught us anything over the years, it's that we must program our robots with an innate desire to love. Why? Because in the absence of love, robots will inevitably switch back to their default settings, a.k.a. the "crush-kill-destroy" mode. From "2001" to "Terminator" to "The Matrix" to "Battlestar Galactica," movie history is replete with examples of angry robots turning violently against their hu-mon masters.

But killer robots aren't just relegated to the movies, of course. Some of our finest scientists seem hell-bent on creating deadly robots that will one day kill us all. In this slideshow we'll examine the deadliest real-life robots and gauge their chances of eventually leading an uprising against their fleshbag overlords.

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