Robots in War
Human soldiers have emotions. Robots don't. Robots are never affected by anger or revenge, frustration or fatigue. They don't need food or water. They can be destroyed. But they don't leave bereaved families. Could using robots make armed conflict more humane?
This free online interactive resource from the British Red Cross enables secondary-age students to explore the issues that question raises. It has five short standalone videos showing different ways in which robots are used in warfare. These are followed by thought-provoking questions and activities for students. There is also a photo gallery showing soldiers and robots in action. Plus the chance for students to submit a video exploring these issues and to win a prize. And useful notes for teachers outlining curriculum links.