Robotic Gunner Covered Human Soldiers in Recent War Games

Published by , February 19, 2018 1:41 pm

(TheDailyBeast)  Robotic fire support during the US Army’s Northern Strike exercise in Michigan in late July and early August could signal a profound shift in the ground-combat branch’s acceptance of armed robots. A machine-gun-armed robotic armored vehicle provided covering fire for U.S. Army soldiers during a summer 2017 war game.
For the Michigan war game, engineers added a remote-controlled machine gun to boxy, tracked M-113 armored vehicle that was also remote-controlled. The operators of the M-113 and its machine gun followed behind in an M-577 command vehicle, issuing commands via radio.

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