Saturday, January 16, 2010

Israel and 40 Other Countries Building Unmanned Fighting Machines

In 10 to 15 years, one-third of Israel's military machines will be unmanned, predicts Giora Katz, vice president of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., one of Israel's leading weapons manufacturers.

In an article published on WSJ.COM titled, Israeli Robots Remake Battlefield
Nation Forges Ahead in Deploying Unmanned Military Vehicles by Air, Sea and Land
, Charles Levinson writes that, "Over 40 countries have military-robotics programs today." If anyone knows where this figure comes from, let us know. In the video included with this article, Levinson makes it clear that the unmanned fighting machines that Israel is developing are being designed so they can make decisions without a human in the loop.

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