Russia Says It Will Field a Robot Tank that Outperforms Humans

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  1. sawyer

    sawyer Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I'm not a big participant in this sub forum because it's out of my wheel house so to speak but I'm wondering what those in here with more experience think of this. Is this the future of warfare? Robot wars?

    The Russian military will field a new armed tank-like robot that “outperformed” manned platforms in recent exercises at the Alabino proving grounds outside Moscow.

    That’s what Col. Oleg Pomazuev told the Russian news site “Military Review” in late October. Pomazuev runs the Department of Innovation Research at the Russian military’s Main Directorate of Research Activities, or GUNID.

    The robot, called the Nerehta, can carry a 12.7mm or 7.62mm machine gun or an AG-30M grenade launcher. The Russian colonel did not say which manned platforms the Nerehta outperformed, but among his service’s vehicles of similar size and armament are the BRDMreconnaissance vehicle and GAZTigr.

    Russians are testing a wide variety of UGVs, from small IED-disposal robots up to large armed ones, said Samuel Bendett, an associate research analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses’ International Affairs Group."

    http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/11/russia-robot-tank-outperforms-humans/142376/
     
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    Good question. What happens when two countries kill each other's robots? What's the next step?
     
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    sawyer Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I think I once saw an old Star trek like that once where that exact scenario happened on some planet and the people were standing there looking at each other like, what now?
     
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    Hah that's funny
     

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