Summarization of events written by the Veteran X Team.
- A robot dog armed with a sniper rifle was debuted this week in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army.
- The robot developed by Ghost Robotics is made to carry a SWORD Defense Systems Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR).
- “Latest lethality 6.5 #creedmoor sniper payload from @SWORDINT. Check out the latest partner payloads @AUSAorg Wash DC. Keeping US and allied #sof #warfighter equipped with the latest innovations,” Ghost Robotics tweeted on Monday, with the photo credited above.
- The company, SWORD International, states that the SPUR was, “specifically designed to offer precision fire from unmanned platforms such as the Ghost Robotics Vision-60 quadruped”.
- According to New Scientist , the robot is part of the Vision Ghost Robotics series for legged robots.
- In May, the U.S. Air Force announced that it was testing an unarmed version of the dogs at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
- While some may worry about the robot take over by by Homeland Security and Special Operations snipers, Ghost Robotics CEO Jiren Parikh told New Scientist Thursday that the weapon is “fully controlled by a remote operator.”
- “There is a human controlling the weapon, there is no autonomy or AI,” he confirmed.
- It was not immediately clear if the four-legged robots and rifles would be sold, but Parikh noted that the robot was chosen by its ability to maneuver over difficult terrain, keeping its operators out of harm’s way.
- Pentagon Policy states that all robotic weapons must be under the control of a human operator.
Sourced from: https://www.foxnews.com/science/robot-dog-armed-sniper-rifle-us-army-trade-show
Information vetted by the Veteran X Team.