A boy and his ‘bot. The Defense Department is accelerating the use of “robot warriors on land, sea, and air,” according to reports today, in an attempt to reduce the number of human military deaths in places like Iraq. It’s intended that the robots take up some of the duller (typing?) and deadlier (getting blown up?) doings. Apparently, instead of ending the war, the Washington brass thinks it best to make the fighting more like a video game.