Where AI meets the real world.
What is a Robot ?
“A re-programmable, multifunctional manipulator designed
material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various
motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.”
Robots were first introduced in army during second world
war in the form German Goliath tracked mines and russian
MQ-1 predator drone was the first aerial robot used to
collect the intelligence.
A robot must have the following essential
Mobility: It possesses some form of
Programmability: implying computational
or symbol- manipulative capabilities that a
designer can combine as desired (a robot
is a computer). It can be programmed to
accomplish a large variety of tasks. After
being programmed, it operates
Sensors: on or around the device that are
able to sense the environment and give
useful feedback to the device
Mechanical capability: enabling it to act on
its environment rather than merely
function as a data processing or
computational device (a robot is a
Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics
Law Zero A robot may not injure humanity,
or, through inaction, allow humanity to
come to harm.
First Law A robot may not injure a human
being, or, through inaction, allow a human
being to come to harm.
Second Law A robot must obey orders
given it by human beings, except where
such orders would conflict with the First
Third Law A robot must protect its own
Construction & Working of the Robot
Sensors are the parts that act like senses and
can detect objects or things like heat and
light and convert the object information into
symbols or in analog or digital form so that
computers understand. And then Robots
react according to information provided by
the sensory system
What is artificial intelligence?
It is the science and engineering of
making intelligent machines, especially
intelligent computer programs
UNITED STATES ARMY ENGINEER CENTER
Robotics Philosophy: Do the
Analysis of Alternatives first
Remember the 4 points that must be sold to Army decision
makers to justify why a required operational capability should
1.It reduces soldier risk/exposure to threat weapons.
2.It improves deployability and/or reduces the
footprint of the force.
3.It is cost and operationally effective.
4.It does not create an operational, maintenance and
interoperability burden on gaining units.
Robots Fight for the army
Robots will detect the presence of chemical & biological
Robots will identify the targets for artillery & infantrymen
Military use of robot increases
Robots in the military are no longer the stuff of science
Army’s robotic force is teleoperated.
How are robots use in the army
Robots For Rescue
Military robots of future
In the future military can deploy a robot that can drive itself
around a corner.using sensors to detect an enemy fighter on
the move & destroy targets all without human intervention.
According to the report the army goal is to have approx.
30% of the army comprised of robotic forces by 2020.
Effects and impacts
Nothing is totally impossible. Perhaps one day
we will be able to produce robots that are