Smarter robots for military in future
Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future.
While robots and unmanned platforms will continue to provide valuable assistance to Soldiers on the battlefield, there may even come a day when they can begin replacing Soldiers.
During a roundtable discussion, co-hosted by the College of William & Mary and US Army Training and Doctrine Command, known as TRADOC, range of issues were discussed on challenges and opportunities that will test the force in the coming years and decades.
The Army already has teamed Apache helicopters and unmanned aircraft in Afghanistan so “there’s a potential to augment that capability and in some cases and under specific circumstances to replace manpower,” said Maj. Gen. Bill Hix, deputy director, Army Capabilities Integration Center.
Dismounted ground robots
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