Robots In The Military

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Nowadays, robots play a very significant role in our world. They have been used almost in every aspect of our life: from manufacturing to household chores and one of the aspects is the military service. Military robots are used for many purposes: from destroying enemies to carrying soldiers' equipment. One of the tasks that are very unsafe to soldiers to carry out is to defuse explosive bombs. Many soldiers and civilians could be killed because of bombs. According iCasualties.org, near 1400 people were killed by IED from 2001 to 2014 (iCasualties 2014). For these tasks there are bomb disposal robots that are specially created to help to uncover and destroy bombs. In this essay, robotics' influence will be discussed with some supportive information and background. It will be argued that despite of some technical problems and scepticism of using robots in bomb disposal operations influenced mostly in a positive way.…show more content…
These robots could decrease casualties among soldiers and citizens and reduce risks for soldiers by performing hazardous tasks, because robots provide an opportunity to detect and deactivate an explosive device from standoff distance in explosive ordnance disposal missions (Schulzke 2011, 296; Tunstel jr. et al 2013, 585). EOD is a special term for "the detection, identification, on-site evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance" (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms 2010, 92). Without these robots, there might be much more difficulties and wounding between military
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