Singapore considers setting up robotic security and defense squad

A robot dog equipped with a heavy-duty assault rifle powered by artificial intelligence: What could possibly go wrong?

Singapore has plans to expand the city-state’s defense and security forces with mobile robots and through its state agency for defense science and technology has entered a partnership with Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics.

That’s a company known for the development of robotics-based defense and homeland security systems that recently has disturbed the wider public by presenting a robot dog equipped with a sniper rifle.

The Singapore agency said the partnership would seek to “identify cases involving legged robots for security, defense and humanitarian applications” that could be deployed “in challenging urban terrain and harsh environments.”

The collaboration also would see robots from Ghost Robotics paired with the defense science agency’s robotics command, control and communications system, which uses data analytics, artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to facilitate “tighter coordination” and effectiveness during military and other contingency operations.

“Battlefield of the future”

As a start, the partnership would test and develop “novel technologies and use cases” for four-footed ground robots accompanying autonomous vehicles. Power technologies such as solid-state batteries or fuel cells also would be integrated to allow the robotics systems to operate for extended periods of time.

The robots would further “advance robotic capabilities in defense and shape the battlefield of the future,” Singapore officials said.



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[caption id="attachment_37696" align="alignleft" width="300"] A robot dog equipped with a heavy-duty assault rifle powered by artificial intelligence: What could possibly go wrong?[/caption] Singapore has plans to expand the city-state’s defense and security forces with mobile robots and through its state agency for defense science and technology has entered a partnership with Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics. That's a company known for the development of robotics-based defense and homeland security systems that recently has disturbed the wider public by presenting a robot dog equipped with a sniper rifle. The Singapore agency said the partnership would seek to “identify cases involving legged robots for...

A robot dog equipped with a heavy-duty assault rifle powered by artificial intelligence: What could possibly go wrong?

Singapore has plans to expand the city-state’s defense and security forces with mobile robots and through its state agency for defense science and technology has entered a partnership with Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics.

That’s a company known for the development of robotics-based defense and homeland security systems that recently has disturbed the wider public by presenting a robot dog equipped with a sniper rifle.

The Singapore agency said the partnership would seek to “identify cases involving legged robots for security, defense and humanitarian applications” that could be deployed “in challenging urban terrain and harsh environments.”

The collaboration also would see robots from Ghost Robotics paired with the defense science agency’s robotics command, control and communications system, which uses data analytics, artificial intelligence and computer vision technologies to facilitate “tighter coordination” and effectiveness during military and other contingency operations.

“Battlefield of the future”

As a start, the partnership would test and develop “novel technologies and use cases” for four-footed ground robots accompanying autonomous vehicles. Power technologies such as solid-state batteries or fuel cells also would be integrated to allow the robotics systems to operate for extended periods of time.

The robots would further “advance robotic capabilities in defense and shape the battlefield of the future,” Singapore officials said.



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