By John Dyer
Experts say it's a troubling development that could help bring the world closer to the nightmare scenario of unthinking robots killing people without the checks and balances of human control.
The robo-boats use NASA technology and could be deployed within the year to protect bigger ships or swarm an enemy with kamikaze-like attacks.
Alan Turing’s test set the bar for intelligence at convincing 30 percent of human judges that they are communicating with one of their own.
Navy-funded research into robots that can make moral decisions is troubling because of the way humans define military morality.