Soldiers Can Get Emotionally Attached to Robots, and That May Not Be a Good Thing
Above: The remains of Packbot #129, killed in the line of duty. Now in iRobot's corporate museum.
Humans developing emotional attachments to robots is well known, and well documented. Heck, we love every single robot we've ever met. Things get more complicated, however, when robot interaction is a job and not a hobby, and especially when the robots that you're working with are (to some extent) designed specifically to get blown to smithereens.