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War Bots How U. S. Military Robots Are Transforming War in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Future

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ISBN-10: 1934840378

ISBN-13: 9781934840375

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Axe, Steve Olexa

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In 2001, the Pentagon had just 200 robotic aircraft. In 2008 it had more than 5,000. The number of military ground robots jumped from 160 in 2004 to around 4,000 in 2006. Only underwater robots lagged: so far just a few dozen systems have entered service. Under the water is, after all, the toughest environment for robots. But even undersea bots will see a boost in coming years. The Pentagon has plans to spend at least $4 billion a year for the foreseeable future designing and building robots.The spread of robots in our armies, navies and air forces has greatly advanced the science, engineering and techniques for mixing thinking people and thinking machines. And it has forced us to try…    
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Book details

List price: $28.36
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Nimble Books LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English