The Pentagon Wants to Buy Thousands of Battlefield Robots

Robotics manufacturers are scrambling for more than a half billion dollars in Pentagon contracts for battlefield robots that will defuse bombs and scout ahead for soldiers on the battlefield. That’s according to a new Associated Press report about the U.S. military’s efforts to purchase thousands of “backpack-sized” robots that troops can deploy to take bullets in dangerous situations — and its fear that it could be outpaced by similar efforts by China and Russia. These battlefield robots aren’t killer bots capable of using lethal force autonomously, a class of machine that is currently being debated worldwide. Continue> #drone#drones #ugv #unmannedvehicles #DroneExpert #Tech #DroneOperator #military #robotics

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