Ronald Arkin: Building Trust in Combat Robots

October 2007
Military History;Oct2007, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p14
An interview with Ronald Arkin, a leading roboticist and director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory at Georgia Tech, is presented. Arkin explores the growth and development of combat robotics. He describes how advanced the modern-day combat robots are. He also explains how he envisions the human-robot interface, voice commands, joystick and keyboard.


Related Articles

  • MOTION DIRECTION CONTROL OF A ROBOT BASED ON CHAOTIC SYNCHRONIZATION PHENOMENA. Volos, Christos K. // Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p64 

    This work presents chaotic motion direction control of a robot and especially of a humanoid robot, in order to achieve complete coverage of the entire work terrain with unpredictable way. The method, which is used, is based on a chaotic true random bits generator. The coexistence of two...

  • STANDARD ISSUE: 2020.  // Popular Science;May2008, Vol. 272 Issue 5, p48 

    This article focuses on exoskeleton technologies. Technologies included are polymers that contract when hit with electricity, display systems that inform the wearer of the suit's power and health, forearm controls for specific tasks, and battery systems that recharge using movement of the suit....

  • PYROTECHNIC ROBOT - CONSTRUCTIVE DESIGN AND COMMAND. Staretu, Ionel A.; Ionescu, Marius A. // Military Technical Courier / Vojnotehnicki Glasnik;jul-sep2013, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p63 

    Pyrotechnic robots are service robots used to reduce the time for intervention of pyrotechnic troops and to diminish the danger for the operators. Pyrotechnic robots are used to inspect dangerous areas or/and to remove and to distroy explosive or suspicious devices/objects. These robots can be...

  • I Fight the Body Electric! Antal, John // Military Technology;2009, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p22 

    The article offers the author's views on the emergence of unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and military robots for ground warfare and military applications in 2009 in the U.S. He states that utilizing robots and in the battlefield is a "game changing" scenario since they are being weaponized and...

  • Armed and dangerous. Hambling, David // New Scientist;4/26/2014, Vol. 222 Issue 2966, p22 

    The article discusses the development of a robot sentry called the mobile robotic complex by Russian radio-electronic equipment maker Izhevsk Radio Plant. Topics include the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, an arms fair in Russia in 2013 in which the sentry was tested, and Russia's defence...

  • Odometry Aspects of an Omni-directional Mobile Robot with Modified Mecanum Wheels. CONDURARU, Ionel; DOROFTEI, Ioan; LUCA, Dorin; CONDURARU (SLATINEANU), Alina // Applied Mechanics & Materials;2014, Issue 658-659, p587 

    Mobile robots have a large scale use in industry, military operations, exploration and other applications where human intervention is risky. When a mobile robot has to move in small and narrow spaces and to avoid obstacles, mobility is one of its main issues. An omni-directional drive mechanism...

  • BATTLE DROIDS ROLL INTO HARM'S WAY. Edwards, John // Electronic Design;12/1/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 27, p64 

    The article offers information on the Talon Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Direction System (SWORDS ), which is the latest combat system used by the U.S. Army. The Talon SWORDS, designed by Foster Miller Inc., is a tractor-mounted, remotely controlled platform that can be equipped...

  • Come With Me If You Want to Live! Dzieza, Josh // Newsweek;9/24/2012, Vol. 160 Issue 13, p11 

    The article discusses the development of disaster relief robots, and describes a competition in 2012 by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that challenged companies and universities to design the robots. The complex motions required of disaster robots and emergencies such...

  • Nomad Olympiad. O'Meara, Stephen James // Odyssey;Jan98, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p4 

    Features the Nomad remote-controlled robot used in exploring the Atacama Desert in Chile. Record set by Nomad for remote-controlled robots; Peak speed; Functions of the robot; Power supply.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics