> battle droids
That would be terribly cowardly and sinister. But since the US is already going in this direction with robotics, in addition to long range bombing and empowering ethnic minorities to take the brunt of the fighting (which after their victory and domination will almost certainly lead to future genocide)... the answer is yes with a 'but'.
The 'but' being that people will remain cheaper and more disposable for some time.
But... fuck, can you just imagine this thing
coming for your family with a machine gun on it's back? You couldn't even surrender to the beast. When that does happen to you, you'll be glad to go after 'soft targets'.