For centuries, warring nations have sought to lower the risk to highly vulnerable humans on the battlefield, typically by providing protective armor, making soldiers' positions more difficult to detect, or by striking from locations safe from retaliation. Autonomous weaponry has now reached the point where robotic systems can perform some key tasks that previously required direct human involvement. Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook introduces the lay person to a highly specialized topic, providing the foundation necessary for further study in this field. Appropriate for high school and college-level students, as well as general readers with an interest in the topic, the author explains the many military applications of robotics as well as current limitations and disadvantages. The book also provides a general history of robotic warfare; examines key individuals, agencies, documents, and models; discusses controversies within the field of robotic and drone warfare, such as ethical considerations; and explains how increased reliance on robotics has affected the structure and strategy of the military.A Reference Handbook Paul J. Springer ... It made its first flight in 2009 but has not yet been formally entered into military service. ... from two per month in 2003 to more than 10 per month in 2010, for supply to the US. military and approved foreign purchasers. GA-ASI has created a lucrative business providing support and pilot training to UAV operators, following the pattern ... After only 26 years of research, Hondaa#39;s humanoid robots have reached an incredible level of sophistication, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Military Robots and Drones|
|Author||:||Paul J. Springer|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2013-01-09|