In case of war, Russia will have non-human allies. The research division of the Russian army is working to develop robots on the ground that will join the ranks of the Putin’s infantry.
The AI and the automata are not good or bad per se, but according to the use we give to machines and algorithms will serve all kinds of purposes: industrial, medical, environmental or, in the case that concerns us today, military. Russia wants to increase its war potential with robots, as revealed by a video produced by the state last month.
These automata are similar to miniature tanks that can be deployed next to the infantry or swarms of drones, which according to C4ISRNET can send information of the targets to the killer robot. Although for the moment they will require significant human intervention, the purpose is to make them more and more independent. Now the soldier must select the military targets for the tank or control the automaton remotely.
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Looking ahead, the Russian Advanced Research Foundation, the military research division behind this new technology, revealed to C4ISRNET that the ultimate goal is to transfer those responsibilities to artificial intelligence algorithms as soon as possible. “The evolution of combat robots is on the way to increasing the ability to perform tasks autonomously with a gradual reduction in the role of the operator,” said a spokesman.