By David Hambling
The US military is experimenting with several kinds of robot, including this Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype
Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne/U.S. Air Force
When soldiers are teamed with robots, the human need to interfere may negate the benefits of robotic assistance, a new US military project has discovered. But letting military artificial intelligence proceed without human supervision raises troubling ethical questions.
The System-of-Systems Enhanced Small Unit (SESU) project foresees a team of around 200 to 300 soldiers augmented with swarms of small drones and robotic ground vehicles. The lightly equipped unit would fight in zones where the enemy …