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Integrating Robots In Combat Teams
Credit photo: iRobot, 2010

Robots and Unmanned Systems are increasingly used in operations, saving lives. As Vice Admiral Dyer, COO of iRobot Corporation, stresses out in the OpEd below:

« The “distance from danger” that robots provide has done an important job of contributing to survivability in today’s conflict. And it is as transformational a story as I think you can find anywhere. When the iRobot PackBot went into in Afghanistan in late 2002, the challenge was to provide a simple extension of the soldier while undertaking cave exploration. Prior, the tactics and doctrine called for 19-year-old soldier with a 12-foot stick and a rope around his waist. The rope was there to get him out if he got hurt, without having to send somebody else in. »




Also available this week as a pdf:  Michael Wynne’s Special Report

RE-NORMING THE ASYMMETRIC ADVANTAGE IN AIR DOMINANCE: “GOING TO WAR WITH THE AIR FORCE YOU HAVE”

"If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking."

—General George Patton Jr.

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