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Russian Robot Soldiers and Drone Swarms: Science Fact or Fiction? Meet FEDOR, Vikhr (‘Whirlwind’) and Smerch!

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com April 19, 2017 Last updated on 4/20/17. Russian robotic military tech has been getting a lot of media hype lately with discussion of gun-launched “drone swarms” and armed/weaponized humanoid “Terminator”-type (Terminatorsky?) robots, but how much of this is pure Russian government-controlled media hype and bluster, and how much is real and possible? ... Read More »

Prosthesis 14-Foot Quadrupedal ‘Anti-Robot’ Racing Robot: Manned Exo-Bionic Robotic Exoskeleton Runs 50 MPH! Is it a Future Infantry Warfighting Machine?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Prosthesis January 7, 2017 It seems like only last week that DefenseReview was discussing manned exo-bionic exoskeleton systems like the Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) for potential future warfare applications. Wait a minute, it was just las week that we were doing that. Well, another such system is apparently ... Read More »

Korean Method-2 Giant Manned Bipedal Robot (GMBR) Exo-Bionic Exoskeleton for Future Warfare: Future Soldier/Warfighter Going ‘Avatar’-Style with Armored, Armed/Weaponized and Camouflaged Variant?

By David Crane david (at) defensereview (dot) com Photo(s) Credit: Getty Images and/or Hankook Mirae Technology December 27, 2016 Last updated on 12/27/16. First, there was Ripley in the United States Colonial Marines’ Caterpillar P-5000 Powered Work Loader a.k.a. Power Loader fighting the Xenomorph Queen onboard the USS Sulaco in Aliens. Then, there was Hell’s Gate security chief Col. Miles ... Read More »

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

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?

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!)

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

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?

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

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!)

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 »