The soldiers of the armed forces will be in control of the AI-enabled robotic tanks

File photo in FORT HOOD, Texas–A Sabot round fired from an M1A2 Abrams tank with the 3rd Armored Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division gunnery skills.
(Photo by Captain Scott Kuhn/US Army)

The Army Research Laboratory is to explore new applications of AI to be designed in order to be better able to move forward, a working robot, “tanks to acquire targets and to distinguish between, and to organize the war-of the crucial information, the sea, combat areas, and even fire weapons, if you are a human being.

“For the first time, the Army’s deployment of the human tanks, which is capable of controlling the robotic vehicles will be able to adapt to the environment and to act semi-independently. Manned space vehicles will be the control of some of the control of the vehicle, not a small one, but a great one. In the future, we are going to include robotic based systems that are larger, more like the size of a tank,” Dr. Perelman, D. Ph., a scientist, engineer, Military Research Laboratory, to reduce the Development of the Capabilities of the Command, the Army Futures Contract, told the Warrior in a recent interview at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

The concept has been brought into line with the current research into new-generation AI is designed to not only collect and organize information for human decision makers, but also advance networking between people and machines. On the basis of the advanced algorithms of the computer technology to organize and disseminate otherwise, to dis-aggregate pools of data in seconds or even milliseconds. The AI is competent, sensors can bounce off the incoming images, video, or data, from a seemingly infinite, existing database, evaluate, compare, differences, and the carry out near real-time analytics.

The speed of the most advanced computer in data processing, the various AI systems will be able to at the same time, to organize and share information, perform analysis, and solve some of the problems, otherwise it will be impossible for a human address in any kind of a comparable time period. At the same time, there are a lot of very important features, capabilities, and problem-solving skills are unique to human cognition. The best approach is, according to Perelman, at the same time, use the best of the best of the two.


“We will have to make use of the power of human intelligence and the speed of the AI is to gain novel interactions,” Perelman added.

The future Ground Combat Vehicle mock-up of the Army Research Lab to Control the Development of the Capabilities of the Command, the Army Research Lab, Army of the Futures Contract, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (William Osborn)

This blending or integration of the attributes of mind and machine, it is expected to rapidly grow in the next few years as more and more of warzone commanders to make combat-sensitive information faster and more efficiently.

“You can take risks you would never have to do it with a manned platform. In a system with the guns is not necessary in order to account for crew protection,” Perelman said.

For example, in a forward, operating robotic “wingman” to be the vehicle to identify a target market that would be able to escape from the detection and analysis of the data in relation to the premises, the nautical details, the last of the missions in the field, or to a database of known threats.


“You have to have a computer system that is no better than a man, but other than a human being. You can do it faster, and it may be more efficient in processing certain types of information. It’s going to be with the technology we have, in consultation with the human team-mates, who are very different from the way we do things today,” Perelman said.

A mock-up of a Future Fighting on the Floor of the Vehicle.
(William Osborn)

With these objectives in mind, the ARL is currently working on a mock-up of interfaces, the intention is to go into the “global family” of the Next Generation of combat vehicles. For smaller robots such as the IED-clearing, PackBots have been in existence for more than a decade, and many of them have built-in software packages to allow different levels of semi-autonomy,” to be able to continue to perform a series of tasks without human intervention. The current ARL efforts are now on to venture way out of this, the claims of the engineer is a lot greater levels of autonomy, and also to engineer a larger robot that is the size of the “tanks.”

This kind of manned-unmanned aerial vehicles together to flourish, introducing new, strategic, and tactical nuance to combat, so the war, and the commanders have a broader and more immediate sphere of the put options.

“The commanders will be in a position to be a target by means of a vehicle-sensor packages, or, if there has been an aided target recognition technology, or some sort of AI to be able to spot the targets, they will be able to see the battlespace objective icons that pop up on the map to see the location of that target,” Perelman said.


COMPUTER-directed and autonomous platforms, significantly shortening the sensor-to-shooter, and to enable the war to the commanders in order to quickly respond to the attack, rapidly evolving moving targets or incoming enemy fire.

“Whatever a soldier will do for today … shoot, move, communicate … things will be different in the future, because you are not just person-to-person, team-mates, you have to work with the AI team,” Perelman said.

How to enable the robots to understand and properly analyze it, the man is still a very challenging part of this complex equation. “When you have two people, one of them will know where the other one is cold and tired, but if you have a computer-based system, you don’t necessarily have that shared understanding,” Perelman said.


The different types of advanced degree of autonomy, of course, that already exists, such as self-guiding, aerial drones, the Navy, and the upcoming “ghost fleet” on the coordination of unmanned surface vessels operating in tandem. Most of the species of air and sea autonomous vehicles to confront less and less and operational challenges compared with land-based, self-sufficiency. Ground warfare is, of course, is well-known to take in a lot of fast-moving variables, the site and the manoeuvring of the enemy, sometimes to a greater degree than the sky and the sea and weather conditions, – to promote the need for more advanced algorithms in some cases. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the terms and the developmental process of the air, the land and the land of autonomy and have distinct similarities; they are designed to work as part of a group of platforms to be able to share the sensor information, to collect targeting data and to a forward position, and arms — while the rest of the network with human-like decision-makers.

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