Monday, March 07, 2005

Israel builds "Weapon Next" in robotic warfare

The US is rolling out robotic foot soldiers. Israel is putting robotic eyes in the air.

The systems works like this: Israeli soldiers are assisted by unmanned small planes which have powerful cameras. The images from this camera are beamed into wrist watches that the soldiers wear. So the soldiers have an arial view of the enemy on their wrist, so the enemy positions can be identified in seconds, once the general direction is known.

It is then a matter of time before the land-based warrior robot and the arial eyes are mated into a deadly weapon in urban warfare.