11:47 am - Friday December 15, 2017

Armed robots to outnumber human soldiers by 10-to-one in decade says expert

462 Viewed News Editor 19 responds
Armed robots to outnumber human soldiers by 10-to-one in decade says expert
Armed robots to outnumber human soldiers by 10-to-one in decade says expert

Sydney – A robotics expert has predicted that armed bots will outnumber human soldiers within 10 years and push the robot-human ratio to 10-to-one.

Weapons systems developer Scott Hartley revealed that ten years from now, there will probably be one soldier for every 10 robots and each soldier could have one or five robots flanking him, looking for enemies and scanning for land mines.

According to news.com.au, Hartley announced this at a weapons test of armed robots in Georgia, where robots were required to accurately shoot a heavy M240 machine gun at ranges of up to 800m.

Hartley assured that the semi-intelligent machines were not just killers and they can also save lives.

A form of animal armour, called ‘dragon fish’, slender and spiked, is regarded as having one of the sturdiest and most flexible forms.

The inspiration behind such biomimic armour that mimics nature, is touted to be fish scales and desktop 3D printers,  and scientists hope to use 3D printing to copy more accurately the minute variations in the scales that allow them to be so strong and mobile.

Researchers said that the armour is not only intended for use by the military as its ceramic versions could be used by firefighters who enter dangerous burning structures, the report added.

Don't miss the stories followIndiaVision News & Information and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
Filed in
US military gets special op bots in robotic fleet

US military gets special op bots in robotic fleet

Boeing warns of engine icing risk on new Dreamliner planes

Boeing warns of engine icing risk on new Dreamliner planes

Related posts