Soldiers bond with battlefield robots

IRobot Chief Executive Colin Angle said one group of soldiers even named its robot “Scooby Doo” and grieved when it was blown up after completing 35 successful missions defusing improvised explosive devices.

“Please fix Scooby Doo because he saved my life,” a soldier told repair technicians, according to Angle‘saccount at last week’s Future in Review technology conference. —Joel RothsteinSoldiers bond with battlefield robots (MSNBC | Reuters)