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AUVSI 2017: Technologies threaten USMC ops

9th May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Dallas


Building on several years of demonstration and experimentation experience, the US Marine Corps had defined a way ahead for robotics and autonomous systems. However, that experience is balanced against the fact that similar technologies could be employed by potential adversaries.

That was the message during an educational briefing by Dr Bill Powers, a former marine corps officer and research fellow at the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities.

Speaking on the opening day at AUVSI Exponential in Dallas, Texas, Powers asserted, 'Robots are coming.'

Establishing a foundation of documentation like the Joint Concept for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Powers pointed …

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