Friday, January 15, 2016
Our Future in 2045 (part 5)
It wouldn't be DARPA without some military application, and DARPA's vision of the future for the military is too broad to cover here. However, one particular innovation really caught my attention: they want to “digitize the squad” by equipping soldiers with remote sensors to control unmanned drones and robots on the battlefield, “organically” sharing and collecting information. This would involve “integrated access to and control of mobile sensors, including full-motion streaming video, a 3-dimensional common operating picture, and the ability to organically locate and identify friendly forces and threat location in near real time.” In summary, DARPA is trying to turn actual, live combat situations into a video game that saves actual lives. Keep the people off the battlefield, and send in the robots!