ROBOT LOVE: How Soldiers Are Loving Their “Bots”

He insisted he did not want a new robot. He wanted Scooby-Doo back. “Sometimes they get a little emotional over it,” Bogosh says. “Like having a pet dog. It attacks the IEDs, comes back, and attacks again. It becomes part of the team, gets a name. They get upset when anything happens to one of the team. They identify with the little robot quickly.

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