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|A military quadcopter launching a drone|
China is already home to many of the world’s leading consumer drone builders, like DIY, not to mention a booming military robotics sector. As quadcopter drones get larger, cheaper and smarter its will inevitably get armed with guns or miniature sensors to assist troops in the field.
With the introduction of newer and better propulsion systems, expect a diverse range of quadcopter UAVs to be introduced.
Drones Swarm Attack Tactics
|Drones working in unison to defeat a target|
In a future conflict, expect drones to work independently without human input to some certain degree. Drones would also coordinate with allied UAVs and other platform to swarm and saturate an enemy force in other to overwhelm them.
An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a vehicle that operates without an onboard human presence. The UGV is the land-based counterpart to unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operated underwater vehicles.
With the constant research and development in the area of human-machine interface, there is now sufficient progress to field a truly Unmanned ground vehicle.
Chinese research in this sector has shown the most promising prospect. In no distant time, we are expecting to see a new autonomous tank on the battlefield.
Unmanned combat vehicles are likely to represent a disruptive technology on the battlefield, bringing to the land domain the same technological revolution that has already occurred in the air domain.
Exoskeleton is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of electric motors, pneumatics, levers, hydraulics, or a combination of technologies that allow for limb movement with increased strength and endurance.
The field of exoskeleton systems is continuously evolving and re-inventing itself, Exoskeletons can also be referred to as: robotic suit, powered armor, exo-frame or exosuit, wearable machine, power jacket, etc