Video: Headless, Humanoid Robot Preps for Army Duty | Danger Room | Wired.com. Take a look at the future of combat. Put a scary head on this thing, and it will carry stuff. Put some Kevlar over its electronics, and a gun in its hand, and we will have remote soldiers as well as remote vehicles and drones. Of course, the upside is that our human soldiers will be protected from combat. The downside is that our human soldiers will be protected from combat. When it stops being real, and looks like a video game, it will be too easy to kill. Modern warfare is too antiseptic. Remember the line from Jarrell's poem "Death of the Ball-Turret Gunner". Ball Turret gunners were the remote killers of their day. However, the enemy adapted, and figured out how to shoot at the turrets of the slow-moving bombers. Thus, "When he died, they washed him out of the turret with a hose".