The Rise of the Robots: What the Future Holds for the World’s Armies

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Media Outlet: Fast Company

Peter Singer was mentioned in an article by Fast Company about the increase of military ground robots:

It was in Iraq that robots on the ground have shown how they can help save lives with the deployment of unmanned ground vehicles tasked with defusing the roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices that killed and maimed thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Peter Singer, a strategist at the New America Foundation and the author of Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, wrote in 2009 that the number of military ground robots deployed in Iraq went from about 150 in late 2004 to about 12,000 just four years later.

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Peter Singer is a strategist and senior fellow at New America. The author of multiple award-winning books, he is considered one of the world's leading experts on 21st century security issues.