Regular wrote:That Daft Punk robot was really pathetic. Compare it to Boston Dynamics works. I should be worked on before actually showing it. Net analogov vmire. Ffs. Hope they are not running on air and have proper financing.
The point is that it's an avatar. It mimics the movements of its controller. Thus its infinitately flexible and you can use it to do anything - fire a machine-gun, drag a wounded man out of no-man's land, get into a vehicle and drive-off, etc... whatever you need it to do - it will do. I'm thinking that for starters, it would be great to have it drive around a medevac vehicle and evacuate wounded from the front-line, getting itself into the line of fire if needed.
I don't think anyone else has done an avatar-robot yet for military-use, although I may be wrong.
I'm possitive about those unmmaned fighting vehicles. They would be perfect for VDV. You can fit two of them instead of 1 BMD if there is a need to have more firepower. This vehicle could serve as a platform for SHORAD as in today it's very automatized. 1 operator would be enough. It could be semi autonomous with operator only needed to clarify and engage the targets.
Teletanks basically - in WW2 it was shown that actual crew members are more reliable and cheaper.
But of course that was in WW2. Nowadays having no crew is cheaper than having an actual crew inside that can be killed in combat, and the technology is more reliable and controllable - than the very complex system of electromagnetic relays used to drive and crudely aim teletanks remotely 75 years ago.
The thing is though is that for every such teletank, you need a remote operator, perhaps 2. They will have to sit in their own, seperate vehicle - so really; you're not going to be saving any space if you plan to use something like this for the VDV.
I'm guessing they will be used and controlled quite similarly to this T-72 Teletank project: