Essay On Robotic Technology

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The military is undoubtedly the one of the main consumers of new technologies and developments, especially in robotics. Moreover, dilating fields of application, military becomes cause of further development of robotic technology and affect other areas of this industrial science. What are the purposes of military of using robots? There many fundamental reasons of using them: protection, reconnaissance, support and assault. Nevertheless, all of the developments entering each section have a common purpose: to minimize human losses on their side and increase efficiency (G. Mies 2010). The purpose of this report is to describe the one of modern and momentous example of robotic technology in military - Weaponized Unmanned Ground Vehicles – and its effect on military by three main process: providing absolute safety for soldiers, decreasing financial expenditure of…show more content…
Some experts are convinced that robotic technology is too expensive and government should not consider idea of usage this technology in military. It is true that currently costs of modern robots is overpriced. At the same time, it is also the fact that the robotic technology is becoming more available and less expensive and this tendency gains immediate attraction of many organizations and departments. Furthermore, some countries adopt technological equipment for troopers, which cost no less than single modern robot. According to U.S. Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), which appraised the expenses of Department of Defense, the average expenditure for each U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan was approximately $1.3 million per year between 2008 and 2013 and it has suddenly increased to $2.1 million in 2014. Despite this fact, CSBA also noticed that the number of troops deployed has been dwindling

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