The future of combat might not involve humans, but instead robotic soldiers! The United States Army is considering lowering brigades from 4,000 soldiers to around 3,000 soldiers, replacing these men and women with robots and other unmanned vehicles. This is not a new idea, as the army already utilizes drones, and countries like South Korea use robot guards to patrol their border with North Korea. Join Annie as she steps in to talk about the future of robotics, and how we might not be too far from having entire armies only using robotic soldiers.
South Korea Intelligent Surveillance and Guard Robot
“A demo video for South Korea’s Intelligent Surveillance and Guard Robot.”
US Army Studying Replacing Thousands of Grunts with Robotics
“The postwar, sequestration-era US Army is working on becoming ‘a smaller, more lethal, deployable and agile force,’ according to Gen. Robert Cone, head of the service’s Training and Doctrine Command.”
Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System
“QinetiQ developed the MAARS UGV through contracts and various agencies in the Department of Defense, including U.S. SOCOM, as well as significant company internal investment.”
UN: Hold International Talks on ‘Killer Robots’
“All governments should support international talks to address the threat posed by fully autonomous robotic weapons, Human Rights Watch said today.”
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