Robots could replace soldiers in combat

Military robots could soon be used to aid soldiers in battlefields.

The United States military has begun using a humanoid robot to assist soldiers on the battlefield, the Pentagon said Thursday.

The Army Robotics Command, which is responsible for robotics, said the robot, called the “Taurus,” is capable of “advancing and supporting the mission of the infantryman, combat engineer, or the other soldiers in the field” and could help train and augment the infantry.

“It will be able to perform tasks such as guiding, guiding and guiding,” said the military.

“And it will be used by soldiers on active duty, who have to operate in the open environment.”

The military said the Taurus could be deployed to a combat zone as soon as 2020.