Advances in robotics promise to reshape important aspects of international affairs and domestic society. On the international plane, the application of UAVs and other robots in tactical operations avoids exposing human operators to harm. It may enhance force protection and assist patrols in multinational peacekeeping operations. But tactical robots also raise major policy, legal, and doctrinal questions. On the domestic plane, autonomous robots herald a transformation of labour markets, welfare practices, urban planning, and transportation networks. Other potentially transforming uses of the technology include the improvement of surveillance during a public or natural emergency. The moral and political ramifications of these developments are essential to present and future policy plans.