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    Post  flamming_python on Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:47 am

    Russian Army Robots - Page 17 Snowmobile

    http://mil.today/2019/Arctic4/


    Russia Designed Drone Snowmobile

    At the Army-2019 military forum, the Mechatronic Systems laboratory presented an unmanned snowmobile. This year, the designers tested actuators, and after testing of stabilization platform, the Arctic robot will get the autopilot modules. Changes may affect powerplant as well; electric drive may replace the combustion engine, the lab director Alexander Kudryavtsev shared with Mil.Press Today.

    The laboratory set about designing of the unmanned snowmobile two years ago in a proactive manner. In the end of 2018, the company purchased a commercial snowmobile, and the engineers mounted actuators on it. Last winter, these components have effectively passed the trials.

    "When some years ago politicians began active talks about the Arctic exploration, we realized there were no any effective snow-going vehicle on the market. There are many rovers, but this mission is most suitable for snowmobiles. However, at that point there were no unmanned robot of this kind, so we decided to be the pioneers", said Alexander Kudryavtsev.

    One of the robot’s features is the stabilization platform that, turning on its axis, changes the vehicle’s gravity center and keeps the course on the harsh snow terrain. Real field trials of the drone snowmobile is scheduled in the coming winter.

    Currently, the vehicle is controlled remotely, however, by the yearend it may probably move in a standalone mode. Other alterations are being considered as well. Designers outlined the particular drawbacks of the available engine regarding power and response on control commands.

    "We’re focused on cooperation with other labs. Recently, we got to know the developers specialized in electrification. I hope they’ll help us to replace the combustion engine for electric motor drive. This will resolve a bunch of technical issues and lighten the body", explained the director of Mechatronic Systems. "Other cooperation area is automation. Now our snowmobile is controlled remotely, but we plan to equip it with an autopilot. In Russia, there’s lots of companies developing hardware/software packages, so I think we’ll definitely find good partners. Hopefully, this winter our snowmobile will move automatically".
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    Post  PhSt on Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:56 am

    Putin discusses the use of artificial intelligence with the military


    SOCHI, December 5th. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested discussing the use of artificial intelligence in the army and navy at the final meeting on the development of the Armed Forces and the defense industry.

    “Today on our agenda are issues related to the development and implementation of advanced technologies, including technologies using artificial intelligence. Nowadays, they are widely used to create modern types of weapons and equipment, robotic systems, weapons based on new physical principles, which will determine the future in many respects. our army and navy, "Putin said.

    According to him, the final meeting on defense will be held on Thursday, during the current week key directions of the development of the Navy and the implementation of the state defense order were examined.

    “It is necessary to comprehensively analyze and evaluate the test results of promising weapons systems. I note that successful research and development in these high-tech areas are also crucial for the development of the civilian sector, to increase the competitiveness of science, to create advanced industries and infrastructure, and a digital economy,” he said. Putin
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    Post  kvs on Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:33 am

    PhSt wrote:Putin discusses the use of artificial intelligence with the military


    SOCHI, December 5th. / TASS /. Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested discussing the use of artificial intelligence in the army and navy at the final meeting on the development of the Armed Forces and the defense industry.

    “Today on our agenda are issues related to the development and implementation of advanced technologies, including technologies using artificial intelligence. Nowadays, they are widely used to create modern types of weapons and equipment, robotic systems, weapons based on new physical principles, which will determine the future in many respects. our army and navy, "Putin said.

    According to him, the final meeting on defense will be held on Thursday, during the current week key directions of the development of the Navy and the implementation of the state defense order were examined.

    “It is necessary to comprehensively analyze and evaluate the test results of promising weapons systems. I note that successful research and development in these high-tech areas are also crucial for the development of the civilian sector, to increase the competitiveness of science, to create advanced industries and infrastructure, and a digital economy,” he said. Putin

    This is serious business and not posturing nonsense. Processing the vast information flow during war time is a fundamental challenge to war planners and generals.
    This is part of a larger class of problem in observations of physical systems. The data flow from satellites that observe atmospheric composition has to be cut since
    there is not enough ground station capacity to process and store it all. AI does not have to be true intelligence. An adaptive neural network that can learn on
    the fly and parse complex information (e.g. extract modes that humans would miss) would greatly optimize decision making. In war, mistakes are expensive and
    give the enemy chances to advance.

    The need for AI is also due to the growing networking and data gathering on the battlefield unlike during any major war in history. There is literally an explosion of
    data gathering capacity in modern military configuration. Soldiers and machines all stream data continuously to command centers. Hiring more human data analysts
    is not going to solve the data processing problem. The volume and complexity requires serious computing power and AI offers a way to optimize the use of computing
    resources. There is not enough time in war to develop algorithms and parameterizations to model the evolving "war system". AI basically makes itself and does
    the model development on the fly.

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    Post  Regular on Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 am

    Very true.

    Today's warfare is based on speed and mobility. Especially when Russia doesn't have enormous forces and can't rely on superiority in numbers.

    AI won't change how kom-shtab work, it will only decrease decision time and helping data analysis. I believe AI was aleady tried in NDCC ages ago, but for nuclear war.
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