It's kind of a funny story—kind of. Soldiers are spending so much time with robots on the battlefield these days that they're starting to form relationships with them. They give them names. They give them hugs, a little brotherly love. Soldiers getting attached to their robots would be funny, if it weren't so dangerous.
The soldier scenario is well known at this point. Researcher Julie Carpenter published a report about soldiers' relationships with the Army's bomb disposal robots that revealed all of the above. Soldiers often named their robots, and when the robots got blown up, they held funerals. Some pretended the robots were their girlfriends. None of this seems like healthy behavior for soldiers who have jobs to do, jobs where lives are at stake. The study made its way around the web, everybody had a little laugh and turned their attention to more exciting robot news, like the latest mind-bending advance for the Atlas humanoid robot.