Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and the Future of the US Military

By David Hutchins, Industry Analyst

Overview

These systems are also advancing military capabilities outside of conflict zones. The US military is using robotics to reduce physical workload and risk for military personnel and using the advanced speed and precision of autonomous systems to replace human operators for a variety of mission sets from analyzing data to piloting vessels. Below are just some examples of how different branches of the US military are using, or plan to use, robotics and autonomous systems to enhance capabilities. 

Army

Air Force 

Navy

USMC

Conclusion:

There are many more examples of robotics or autonomous systems that are changing how the US military operates. Far too many to list in this here. These examples simply highlight the possibilities on the horizon. While the time it will take to realize some of these advancements is yet to be determined, I can confidently assert that autonomous systems and robotics represent the future of warfare. 


Related Posts
AI & the Pentagon: Cautiously Curious

As AI hype increases across the public and private sectors, organizations are weighing the possibilities (and risks) the tech creates.

The Puzzle of Broadband

Part one of a four-part blog series diving into the issues surrounding the puzzle of broadband expansion and digital equity.

Unmanned Power: The Future of Warfare
Silhouette of soldier using drone and laptop computer for scouting during military operation.

This article defines drones, provides both historical and contemporary context for their use in combat, and highlights what is still to come. 

Operational Imperatives: Preparing the U.S. Air Force for the Future Fight

A summary of the United States Air Force’s seven Operational Imperatives, plus details regarding their significance to the future of battle.

Top Cybersecurity Trends in the Federal Government and Why They are Important

As cybersecurity tech, frameworks, and standards evolve, there are many trends driving cyber investments within the federal sector in 2023.

The Internet of Things and the Battlefield of Tomorrow

This article discusses the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to the future of the U.S. armed forces.

The Integrity of the Future

How are we teaching AI to shape our future?

AFA’s Air Space & Cyber Conference 2023: Key Takeaways and Insights

Key takeaways from David Hutchins (Government Business Council) and Jon Hemler (Forecast International) on the AFA’s 2023 Air Space & Cyber Conference.

Top 5 Supply Chain Issues in the Federal Government… and What’s Being Done About it

This article discusses supply chain disruptions and their impact on the federal government, businesses, and society.

The Case for Digital Equity

Part two of this four-part blog series diving into the issues revolving around broadband expansion and digital equity.