Doesn't this sound too familiar to Skynet? (If you don't know what Skynet is then maybe you should have a look at this, this, this and more recently at this).
My research revolves around artificial intelligence, but even this scares the hell out of me:
"Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics also known as SyNAPSE is the US military's attempt at creating an artificial intelligence, presumably to take over the function of human operators for unmanned land/aerial vehicles and to possibly be used to pilot future bombs (smart bombs on steroids)." (Source)Yaicks! We're doomed! Sarah Connor was right after all :-)