Armed robots to outnumber human soldiers by 10-to-one in decade says expert
Sydney: A robotics expert has predicted that armed bots will outnumber human soldiers within 10 years and push the robot-human ratio to 10-to-one.
Weapons systems developer Scott Hartley revealed that ten years from now, there will probably be one soldier for every 10 robots and each soldier could have one or five robots flanking him, looking for enemies and scanning for land mines.
According to news.com.au, Hartley announced this at a weapons test of armed robots in Georgia, where robots were required to accurately shoot a heavy M240 machine gun at ranges of up to 800m.
Hartley assured that the semi-intelligent machines were not just killers and they can also save lives.
A form of animal armour, called `dragon fish`, slender and spiked, is regarded as having one of the sturdiest and most flexible forms.
The inspiration behind such biomimic armour that mimics nature, is touted to be fish scales and desktop 3D printers, and scientists hope to use 3D printing to copy more accurately the minute variations in the scales that allow them to be so strong and mobile.
Researchers said that the armour is not only intended for use by the military as its ceramic versions could be used by firefighters who enter dangerous burning structures, the report added.
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