In case you missed it, there are some nice photos over at The Big Picture examining the current state of robotics around the world. Notice a difference between the US-developed robots and the ones from the rest of the world? They may be more practical, but I’m not sure we need more war machines. Should the US be investing so heavily in predator UAVs and the like that remove the decision to attack targets from a human’s control? Should the US be investing in robots that distance the act of killing from the one pulling the trigger, turning it into a pseudo video game experience? If you missed the last edition focusing on robots, check it out also.