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Will AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Super-Intelligent Robot Soldiers Save Us, or Kill Us?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: Lucas Film December 29, 2015 The Washington Post (WaPo) recently published the mother of all “artificially-intelligent-robots-may-very-well-destroy-us-(humankind)” articles with quotes by everyone from philosopher Nick Bostrom to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. The piece coincides nicely with, and perhaps even validates, DefenseReview’s (DR) recent piece discussing the subject, titled Rise of the Robot ... Read More »

Rise of the Robot Soldier and Squad X Core Technologies (SXCT): ‘Terminator’-Like Artificially-Intelligent (AI) Cybersoldiers and Drone and Boat Swarms to Augment Infantry Warfighters with Total, Multi-Perspective 3D Battlefield Awareness, or just Kill all of Us?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Image(s) Credit: DARPA, Hemdale Film Corporation, Orion Pictures and Jim Channon December 18, 2015 Last updated on 12/19/15. It would appear that the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the DoD (Department of Defense) are well on their way to developing “Terminator”-like robotic warfighters and UAS/UAV/drone aircraft, along with a Skynet-type system ... Read More »

MATBOCK VBSS Robot for Visit, Board Search and Seizure Ops: Maritime Magnetic Marvel Drives Up the Side of the Ship and Sets Your Grapnel Hook! (Video!)

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com May 24, 2015 Last updated on 5/24/15. The developmental (prototype) MATBOCK VBSS Robot is the first item DefenseReview (DR) covering from NDIA SOFIC 2015 (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference 2015), since it was one of the two most interesting products we saw at the show, and since we ended up sharing a cab ... Read More »

AVIC Holographic Ground Control Station (GCS) for UAS/UAV/UCAV/Drone Aircraft Operations: Chinese Military Goes SciFi

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Wendell Minnick at Defense News and People’s Daily, China December 02, 2014 The Chinese Military is apparently going futuristic in its UAS/UAV/UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle)/drone aircraft ops with the new AVIC Holographic GCS (Ground Control Station), or HGCS. Just chalk it up to one more technological development that was ... Read More »

Samsung SGR-A1 Armed/Weaponized Robot Sentry (or ‘Sentry Robot’) Remote Weapons Station (RWS) Finally Ready for Prime Time?

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By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. Photo(s) Credit: ubergizmo September 17, 2014 ... Read More »

DARPA’s Hydra System: The Many-Headed Sea Monster Goes High-Tech and Robotic

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) and is copyrighted material. If you are reading this article on another website other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you. Image Credit: DARPA September 15, 2013 ... Read More »

RoboteX AVATAR II Micro Tactical Robot/UGV: Ultra-Agile, Waterproof Mini Tactical Recon Bot for Military Urban Warfare and Law Enforcement SWAT Ops (Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article is ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) Anthropomorphic Robotic Exoskeleton for Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warfare at SOFIC 2012 (Video!)

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article is property of DefenseReview.com (DR) ... Read More »

BCB/AAI SQ-4 RECON Nano Quad-Rotor MAV/UAS/UAV (NUAS/NUAV) Bat-Like Unmanned Spy-Copter Stealth Micro Air Vehicle for “Over the Hill” Observation and Reconnaissance: Special Operations Forces (SOF) Get a New (Small) Backpackable/Manpackable Quadcopter VTOL Eye in the Sky…Maybe (SOFIC 2012 Video!)

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By David Crane ; defrev (at) gmail (dot) com All photos and video clips contained in this article were shot by DefenseReview.com, and are copyrighted. DefenseReview.com owns the copyright on these photos and video clips. The photos and video clips embedded below were shot with a Canon PowerShot S90 10-megapixel digital camera (still camera with video capability). The following article ... Read More »

DARPA/Boston Dynamics “Cheetah” Combat Robot/Robotic Cheetah Running Towards a Future Battlefield Near You: Fast-Running Battle Bot to Prey on Humans?

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By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com March 6, 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Department of Defense (DoD), and Boston Dynamics (BDI) are developing a robotic cheetah called, appropriately, “Cheetah“. The DARPA/Boston Dynamics development team obviously figured that if you’re going to design a high-speed four-legged running robot, you might as ... Read More »