Rise of the Machines

Soldiers Are So Emotionally Attached to Their Combat Robots, They Hold Funerals For Them

"ILU BB" - a solider. (Photo: Army)

The battlefield can be a lonely and often times depressing place for soldiers. So much so that they are attributing human feelings towards the robots they regularly use on the job. A new study out of the University of Washington discovered that military members are personifying their robots by giving them names, personality traits and even apply empathy toward them when they “die.” Read More