Doug Vining And now, the robot navy

If you can have drones and autonomous tanks, why not robot boats and even submarines?

Here's a story about the US Navy testing its robot boats.
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Posted: 5 November 2012 at 16:46

Doug Vining Big Dog Google up to something

With the purchase of Boston Dynamics, Google is getting into serious robot territory. Robots like Big Dog were designed to work alongside soldiers in the first instance. I wonder if Google will still count the military as a customer, and could we see them developing drones next?

An Android powered droid, built by Google. With open programming interfaces. That could be interesting!
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Posted: 17 December 2013 at 13:30

Doug Vining Nano bots, forward march!

The military is increasingly investing in robot tech, primarily to reduce risk and casualty among human soldiers. While we haven't quite reached the scenario of an invasion force made entirely of robots, more applications for tiny, swarming robots are being developed.

"In other words, swarm robots, which are relatively inexpensive and, from the standpoint of force planners, essentially disposable, will soon play a central role in military strategy. Efforts to guide the shift to Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) are well underway."
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Posted: 14 April 2015 at 13:40

Doug Vining Robowars for real

Six years ago we wrote about a future where armies would send in robotic vehicles and drones, rather than risk human casualties. Iraq is now taking this approach against ISIS. The ultimate victory will be achieved by the one with the most money for robots!
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Posted: 7 November 2016 at 12:28

Doug Vining Robowars for real

And look at the dateline for the attached MindBullet - April 2016. Spot on I'd say!
Posted: 7 November 2016 at 12:31
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