The Army expresses its vision for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) by outlining realistic objectives in the near-term (2017-2020), feasible objectives in the mid-term (2021-2030), and visionary objectives for the far-term (2031-2040). The Army shared this vision in a report titled, “The U.S. Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy.”
The threat of small UAS has thus emerged as a critical tactical and operational vulnerability for the military, and industry is now beginning to respond to this capability gap. Yet before acquiring C-UAS systems, a common understanding of the UAS threat and a clarification of the rules of engagement is urgently required. Here, we look back at the past two years to track the events influencing this new threat.
LTC (R) Matt Dooley, Former Chief of the Lethality and Robotics Branch for the U.S. Army, speaks about the priorities for these unmanned systems, the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy in the near, mid and far terms, robotics technologies for the future and currently being fielded and more!
This exclusive sample report by ASD Report that provides a glimpse of analysis of the unmanned ground vehicle market over the next six years. It analyzes the drivers of the market, the challenges faced by the industry, and the factors that restrain growth of the market. The report will also discuss the key industry, market, and technology trends that are will influence unmanned ground vehicle market, covering the following parameters.
In this interview, Dr. Reed Young, Program Manager – Robotics and Autonomy, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory discusses current requirements in unmanned solutions for ground combat systems, opportunities are there for unmanned capabilities, short and long term goals concerning unmanned solutions, and progression of unmanned solutions within the next 5-10 years.
Prior to the upcoming Robotics and Autonomous Systems Summit this June 25th - 27th in Detroit, we took a look at the Army's top five priorities for RAS. The Army is investing in technological opportunities, such as soldier-borne sensors and tele-operated systems connected to combat vehicles and aircrafts. Achieving the five objectives listed in this infographic will integrate RAS into existing formations, creating new opportunities and enhancing current capabilities.
Interview with Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist, US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center
In this interview, Dr. Robert Sadowski shares insight on autonomous vehicles in defense, defense applications and more.
Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in Warren, MI. Recently selected to this position after a long career within the Army culminating as an Academy Professor and Electrical Engineering Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the United States Military Academy where he was instrumental in developing the Academy's robotics program, facilities, and outreach. He also has over forty months of operational experience in Southwest Asia in a variety of leadership, staff, and engineering positions including Iraq and recently Afghanistan.
We took a glance at the U.S. Army's development strategy for the modernization of robotics and autonomous technology. To link the strategy’s ways and means, the Army uses a five-step development process as a bridge to modernize the technologies. To learn how the Army is advancing the DoD's defensive capabilities, download this report.