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The future of the 'robo-warrior'

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How far could machines replace humans on the battlefield? Robotics has already spread rapidly in air warfare; drones - small planes without pilots - are used widely in Afghanistan.

And in ground combat the pressure is on to reduce casualties and use technology more widely. Correspondent Stephen Sackur investigates the future of warfare.

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