And the Chinese take over because the produce knockoff robots from stolen patents cheaper than anyone else.
That would be perfect, except the Mongolians string puppets would be annihilated
But it would not go that way. War is fought for the acquisition or destruction of soft targets. Its like us with our drones. Sure our soldiers dont have to be there but they are still killing pieces. I mean if such an agreement could be made then further agreements would dissolve war as a phenomena entirely. And in game theory such a situation isnt self policing you would need an overlord to keep the rules. And we dont have that.
I would suggest that if it could happen, a simple chess match would be more than sufficient.
One country would not follow that agreement and win by directly attacking an inhabited area. The system wouldn't work because it makes the country who doesn't follow it extremely strong.
I would immediately cut military spending down to zero :)
Who needs national defense when the world unilaterally agreed not to go to war?
Instead of having "fighting" robots, why not have "negotiating" robots? Without ego, successful negotiations and compromise might actually occur.
I think peace would be cooler than war.
When destroying each others infrastructure (i.e. robots) fails go garner the desired results, "leaders" will once again resort to destroying people. It's the nature of war.
Un inHAbited? Then I'd not be here and thus don't care
There is always someone that will not adhere to the rules of engagement. But, I do not believe that day is far away.
It would be a spectator sport.
Someone would be selling tickets.. I'd buy one :)
*nods in agreement* :D
Wait a few years and find out.