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When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

The Pentagon's Defense Department Research Agency — DARPA — is pushing to build a semi-autonomous search and rescue robot. But scientists see obvious dual uses, for war.

Shailene Woodley, pictured at this year's Independent Spirit Awards, stars in the forthcoming Divergent, a big-screen adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth's dystopian trilogy. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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From Action Hero To Teenage Nerd, Shailene Woodley Has Range

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When Robots Can Kill, It's Unclear Who Will Be To Blame

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

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Suzanne Bishop (left) and LJ Evans met while volunteering at an animal rescue center in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. StoryCorps hide caption

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Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill

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