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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Robot Dogs Exercise with Troops

Not unexpected, seems most of the examples shown are remotely controlled via tele operation as opposed  to  autonomous,  but the latter,  especially in supporting roles, are sure to quickly follow.

Robot Dogs Join U.S. Air Force Exercise
Brad Lendon
September 9, 2020

A recent U.S. Air Force (USAF) exercise utilizing robot dogs offered a potential preview of things to come on battlefields, with the legged machines dispatched to visually scout for threats after planes land in potentially hostile areas. The Vision 60 autonomous unmanned ground vehicles from Ghost Robotics can operate on any terrain and in any environment and can carry multiple sensors and radios. The electronic canines are part of the U.S. military’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which employs artificial intelligence and rapid data analytics to detect and counter threats to military assets in space, as well as possible attacks against the U.S. USAF assistant secretary Will Roper said, " Valuing data as an essential warfighting resource, one no less vital than jet fuel or satellites, is the key to next-gen warfare.”

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