New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
1 online resource (499 p.,  p. of plates) : ill.
Author's note : Why a book on robots and war?
pt. 1. The change we are creating.
Introduction : Scenes from a robot war
Smart bombs, Norma Jeane, and defecating ducks : a short history of robotics
Robotics for dummies
To infinity and beyond : the power of exponential trends
Coming soon to a battlefield near you : the next wave of warbots
Always in the loop? : the arming and autonomy of robots
Robotic gods : our machine creators
What inspires them : science fiction's impact on science reality
The refuseniks : the roboticists who just say no
pt. 2. What change is creating for us.
The big Cebrowski and the real RMA : thinking about revolutionary technologies
"Advanced" warfare : how we might fight with robots
Robots that don't like apple pi : how the U.S. could lose the unmanned revolution
Open-source warfare : college kids, terrorists, and other new users of robots at war
Losers and Luddites : the changing battlefields robots will fight on and the new electronic sparks of war
The psychology of warbots
YouTube war : the public and its unmanned wars
Changing the experience of war and the warrior
Command and control ... alt-delete : new technologies and their effect on leadership
Who let you in the war? : technology and the new demographics of conflict
Digitizing the laws of war and other issues of (un)human rights
A robot revolt? : talking about robot ethics
Conclusion : The duality of robots and humans.
A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself.