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Robot Dogs Join U.S. Air Force Exercise


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A soldier controls the robot dog.

Robot dogs were used in a recent U.S. Air Force exercise to visually scout for threats.

Credit: CNN Business

A recent U.S. Air Force (USAF) exercise utilizing robot dogs offered a potential preview of things to come on battlefields, with the legged machines dispatched to visually scout for threats after planes land in potentially hostile areas.

The Vision 60 autonomous unmanned ground vehicles from Ghost Robotics can operate on any terrain and in any environment, and can carry multiple sensors and radios.

The electronic canines are part of the U.S. military’s Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which employs artificial intelligence and rapid data analytics to detect and counter threats to military assets in space, as well as possible attacks against the U.S.

USAF assistant secretary Will Roper said, "Valuing data as an essential warfighting resource, one no less vital than jet fuel or satellites, is the key to next-gen warfare.”

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