Combat Robots; Why you should study electrical and mechanical engineering

Combat robots.

Definitely go to link, I’m not reproducing the post here. Lots of text and video.

Get ready for the future way of waging war!

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The good news, it’s probably not going to be a US government monopoly:

While teleoperation and telerobotics obviously have positive uses, the near term viability of low cost military robots is a potentially dangerous and destabilizing development. Various organizations from nations states to terrorist groups or just motivated individuals can build dangerous teleoperated devices. Moreover, it seems that attempts to limit the proliferation of combat robots of various types and models is going to be nearly impossible. Already modestly sophisticated groups can build robots; these systems do not entail particularly exotic technologies and therefore deadly robots are likely to be widely available. Actual combat performance might vary quite a bit of course; we wouldn’t expect a homebrew pig killing robot to defeat a real military system mano-a-mano.

Also, HUMINT (human intelligence) will become even more important. Infiltrating the meat puppets controlling the Terminators will be a primary military strategy.

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9 Responses to Combat Robots; Why you should study electrical and mechanical engineering

  1. Mr. Rational says:

    Any battlebot hobbyist could come up with a version of this that would be quite deadly.  Even against military-grade hardware, it would slow down an attack and provide more warning than a dog.

  2. oogenhand says:

    Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    This HAS to be reblogged. Learn your languages!

  3. Adit says:

    I love toys like these, but that’s the engineer in me talking. The reality of these things in the field may not be too hot. I used to work for a military contractor, and I saw more poor designs/shabby equipment than you can shake a stick at. That’s not to to say its all junk. Basically things fall all into two categories: Lowest bidder (which is everything the name implies) and no bid contracts with platinum plated super duper tech which is effective, but incredibly high cost to manufacture and maintain operational. As Mr. Rational states it may not to be too hard to overcome these things in the field (if operating without people to protect it) with low tech approaches. Its amazing how creative you can be if your life is on the line and you don’t have a 100 trillion budget to back you up. In any case, I don’t think these high-tech toys would last long in a protracted war (against a real enemy not some little back water nation) because you would be bankrupted trying to build and maintain the things. You need highly trained technicians to keep this stuff operational and affirmative action hires won’t cut it. It would be smarter to take out the technicians than wrestle with these little beasties in the field. This is all stop gap stuff anyhow because they don’t have enough real soldiers. Think of them as mechanical mercenaries, but with even less loyalty than real mercenaries.

    • mindweapon says:

      It would be smarter to take out the technicians than wrestle with these little beasties in the field. This is all stop gap stuff anyhow because they don’t have enough real soldiers. Think of them as mechanical mercenaries, but with even less loyalty than real mercenaries.

      Yep, good point. that’s what the mossad is doing to iran in killing its nuke engineers

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