Congress told to brace for 'robotic soldiers' | TheHill. One of the fears of advancing AI and Robotics is that, sooner than we think, combatants will fill the battlefield with robotic soldiers that don't die in the traditional sense. When our soldiers are destroyed, we will replace them with more machines until we run out of the ability to make them, or the other side's machines destroy ours and then us. It is a scary prospect that humans will be able to avoid the horror of war by sending machines in to battle. Will it become too easy to fight? One of the functions of lawyers in wartime is to interpret the Rules of Engagement for soldiers in battle. How will human lawyers parse the Rules when the only risk is to a machine? How will they measure the risk to human beings of robotic conflict?