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…”We\'re replacing a soldier driving a vehicle with a robotic vehicle”
…but now, of course, the soldier is no longer directly in the line-of-fire for the enemy.
Israeli Military Robot Is Built to Kill (Mini-Uzi Included)
The VIPeR combat drone looks like a toy, but fights like a pint-size commando.
By Erin 1
June 1, 2007 3:05 AMText Size: A . A . A
Very few drones are built to kill. Even the missile-firing Predator UAV was originally designed for aerial reconnaissance, with some units later modified for combat duty. But for the Israeli-manufactured VIPeR (Versatile, Intelligent, Portable Robot), delivering firepower isn\'t an afterthought — it\'s practically job one. ics
One such use will be in a medical context, as exoskeletons to help disabled people move, helping to make them less dependent on others.
Even more significant will be the insertion of robots into our bodies, such as intelligent implants in the brain, which will improve our rational thought, and nanorobots to be released into the blood to clean our arteries.
Another important role will be the replacement of people working in the areas of security, surveillance or defence. According to Professor López Peláez, it is predicted that 40% of armies will be automated with robot soldiers by 2020 “just as a car factory is today, which will result in less human deaths during violent conflicts”.
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