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Replacing "manpower": fighting robots


Analysts around the world are debating what the format of future wars might be. Having no illusions that wars in the future of mankind will disappear as such (taking into account all history civilization), experts believe that armed conflicts will face a serious reformatting. One of the vectors of such reformatting may be associated with a decrease in the number of people in hostilities. It seems that the place of ordinary soldiers during the battle can be taken by combat robots, which are called robot infantrymen.

Already, research and development in the field of military robotics is underway in a number of countries. The primary goal is to reduce the number of victims during conflicts. However, this raises the question: if the future conflict of the presence of people on the battlefield does not imply, then what will it eventually result in if the combat robots of one state inflict damage on the combat robots of the other state on a separate front?

But not as single combat robots. Today in the NATO countries, Israel and other countries of the world, robots are being created, in many respects repeating the appearance of insects. For example, we are talking about robotic "bees" or "spiders", which, having small dimensions, can move a certain distance from a "live" soldier in order to monitor the surrounding space. Such mini-robots are used to study the conditions of operations, for example, in dense urban areas or inside one of the buildings.

The expert discusses on the air of the Day TV channel about modern and promising combat and reconnaissance robots, about the prospects of replacing them with "manpower":


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  1. Basarev
    Basarev April 22 2021 17: 03
    I know one thing for sure: the one who can massively produce inexpensive robots will win, since he can simply overwhelm any opposing human army with iron. Therefore, Russia needs B1 droids. They are clearly underestimated.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 22 2021 17: 11
      Quote: Basarev
      the one who can massively produce inexpensive robots will win, since he can simply overwhelm any opposing human army with iron

      That's just it! Of course, I want to save people as much as possible. BUT ... Different and many things happen during a battle. Sometimes the human factor works "shocking" for the enemy and brings victory. And soulless robots .... not in vain did science fiction writers hint at the "riot of machines" As if the "creators" did not fly back.
    2. Israel
      Israel 26 May 2021 09: 13
      If someone reaches a technological level that will allow the production of "terminator robots" which, in turn, will be cheaper and more efficient than a soldier, this means that someone will immediately jump into the 23rd century, since in this case many fundamental problems will be solved in the first place with a power source.
  2. knn54
    knn54 April 22 2021 17: 16
    But there will be no need for killers either. "Pseudo-insect" can crawl into such cracks, plus a minimum amount of highly toxic aerosols.
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 22 2021 17: 32
    Prospects ... different.
    But so you can remember what great people, thinkers said, about the third world and the one that can be the fourth !!!
    The forecast is not inspiring!
  4. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart April 22 2021 17: 42
    These are all children's toys compared to what will start in this area with the development of hard-wearing synthetic muscles.