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May 31st, 2012

Robots in the US Military

Robots can have multiple purposes within the military, including deactivating unexploded bombs or clearing out hostile buildings.  When the United States introduced robots into the field, it completely changed how military members approached dangerous situations.  With a robot present, the risk to human life is drastically decreased.  If a human operator makes a mistake, it’s likely that the only casualty will be a robot, which can easily be replaced. So what exactly is a military robot?  It’s a machine that is controlled by an onboard computer that has sensors which allow them to get information from their surroundings.  Most times, robots are controlled by a military member using a joystick from a nearby location or vehicle.  Robots can come in a variety of forms, with ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 31st, 2012 :: Filed under: Blog,Military