We often hear that military research in science and technology is a driving engine for progress. As much as I hate to say it, I am prone to agree. Let's just look at the latest advancements in robotics for example. What used to be sci-fi a few years ago, is now reality. Even in ways we would have never thought of.
So why is it important that the military (and society in general) should pursue the development of robots, but also investigate more into the implications from that development? Apart from the obvious reason that robots look cool. =)