Military Robotics

Jane's releases UCAV report

Posted 5 May 2001 at 15:17 UTC by steve Share This

Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) are reaching the prototype stage and both the US Air Force and Navy have big plans for them according to a new report released by Jane's. Though directed by ground controllers, the vehicles operate autonomously and will be used for active combat operations such as supression of enemy fire. Even if all communications between the robot planes and ground control is cut, they will continue to seek and destroy targets on their own. These are robots that clearly don't follow Asimov's Laws of Robotics. Hopefully they will remember which side they're on and won't end up Berserkers.

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