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Military robots and drones : a reference handbook, Paul J. Springer

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Military robots and drones : a reference handbook
Title
Military robots and drones
Title remainder
a reference handbook
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Springer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Overview: For centuries, warring nations have sought to lower the risk to highly vulnerable humans on the battlefield, typically by providing protective armor, making soldiers' positions more difficult to detect, or by striking from locations safe from retaliation. Autonomous weaponry has now reached the point where robotic systems can perform some key tasks that previously required direct human involvement. Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook introduces the lay person to a highly specialized topic, providing the foundation necessary for further study in this field. Appropriate for high school and college-level students, as well as general readers with an interest in the topic, the author explains the many military applications of robotics as well as current limitations and disadvantages. The book also provides a general history of robotic warfare; examines key individuals, agencies, documents, and models; discusses controversies within the field of robotic and drone warfare, such as ethical considerations; and explains how increased reliance on robotics has affected the structure and strategy of the military
  • For centuries, warring nations have sought to lower the risk to highly vulnerable humans on the battlefield, typically by providing protective armor, making soldiers' positions more difficult to detect, or by striking from locations safe from retaliation. Autonomous weaponry has now reached the point where robotic systems can perform some key tasks that previously required direct human involvement. Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook introduces the lay person to a highly specialized topic, providing the foundation necessary for further study in this field. Appropriate for high school and college-level students, as well as general readers with an interest in the topic, the author explains the many military applications of robotics as well as current limitations and disadvantages. The book also provides a general history of robotic warfare; examines key individuals, agencies, documents, and models; discusses controversies within the field of robotic and drone warfare, such as ethical considerations; and explains how increased reliance on robotics has affected the structure and strategy of the military
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Springer, Paul J
Dewey number
623
Index
index present
LC call number
UG450
LC item number
.S68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary world issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robotics
  • Military robots
  • Drone aircraft
  • Uninhabited combat aerial vehicles
Label
Military robots and drones : a reference handbook, Paul J. Springer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Background and history : Defining robots and drones ; Early descriptions and imagined machines ; Automata ; Power systems and precedents ; Industrial robotics ; World War II ; Cold War robotics ; Robots in popular culture ; Academic centers ; Fielding military robots -- Problems and controversies : Artificial intelligence ; Robots and drones in asymmetrical wars ; Mass production and specialty design ; Gold plating and requirements creep ; Special vulnerabilities of robotic systems ; Autonomous robots and lethal force ; Robots and the laws of war ; Integration of the human-machine team -- Worldwide Perspective : Europe: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Other European countries ; Asia: China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Other Asian countries ; South Pacific region ; Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, UAE ; North America ; South America ; Africa -- Conclusion -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches : Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) ; Brooks, Rodney (1954-) ; Bush, George W (1946-) ; Cebrowski, Arthur (1942-2005) ; Gates, Robert M (1943-) ; Greiner, Helen (1967-) ; Kurzweil, Raymond (1948-) ; McCarthy, John (1927-) ; Minsky, Marvin (1927-) ; Moravec, Hans (1948-) ; Obama, Barack (1961-) ; Panetta, Leon (1938-) ; Reddy, Raj (1937-) ; Simon, Herbert A (1916-2001) ; Turning, Alan (1912-1954) ; Vaucanson, Jacques de (1709-1782) ; Warwick, Kevin (1954-) ; Whittaker, William "Red" (1948-) ; Wilson, Daniel (1978-) -- Data and documents : BigDog ; Dragon Eye ; Dragon Runner ; Fire Fly / Lightning Bug ; Fire scout ; Gladiator ; Global Hawk ; MARCbot ; MULE ; PackBot ; Pioneer ; Predator ; Raven ; Reaper ; ScanEagle ; Shadow ; TALON ; Warrior ; Documents: Missile technology control regime, National Defense Authorization, fiscal year 2001, International Code of Conduct against ballistic missile proliferation, 2002, Department of Defense Reports to Congress on Development and Utilization of robotics and unmanned ground vehicles, October 2006, U.S. Department of State legal advisor Harold Koh, speech to the American Society of International Law Annual Conference, 2010 ; Aircraft Procurement Plan Fiscal Years (FY) 2012-2041, U.S. Air Force, 2011, Policy options for unmanned aircraft systems, Congressional Budget Office, 2011 -- Directory of organizations : Government agencies: Air Force Research Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Robotic Systems Joint Project Office ; Research organizations: Boston Dynamics, Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, Foster-Miller Company, General Atomics, Honda Motor Company, iRobot Corporation, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, RAND Corporation, Stanford Artificial Intelligence laboratory (SAIL) ; Defense conglomerates: BAE Systems, Boeing, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ North America, Raytheon Company
Control code
ocn745980464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781598847321
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1510799
Label
Military robots and drones : a reference handbook, Paul J. Springer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and history : Defining robots and drones ; Early descriptions and imagined machines ; Automata ; Power systems and precedents ; Industrial robotics ; World War II ; Cold War robotics ; Robots in popular culture ; Academic centers ; Fielding military robots -- Problems and controversies : Artificial intelligence ; Robots and drones in asymmetrical wars ; Mass production and specialty design ; Gold plating and requirements creep ; Special vulnerabilities of robotic systems ; Autonomous robots and lethal force ; Robots and the laws of war ; Integration of the human-machine team -- Worldwide Perspective : Europe: United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Other European countries ; Asia: China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Other Asian countries ; South Pacific region ; Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Iran, UAE ; North America ; South America ; Africa -- Conclusion -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches : Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) ; Brooks, Rodney (1954-) ; Bush, George W (1946-) ; Cebrowski, Arthur (1942-2005) ; Gates, Robert M (1943-) ; Greiner, Helen (1967-) ; Kurzweil, Raymond (1948-) ; McCarthy, John (1927-) ; Minsky, Marvin (1927-) ; Moravec, Hans (1948-) ; Obama, Barack (1961-) ; Panetta, Leon (1938-) ; Reddy, Raj (1937-) ; Simon, Herbert A (1916-2001) ; Turning, Alan (1912-1954) ; Vaucanson, Jacques de (1709-1782) ; Warwick, Kevin (1954-) ; Whittaker, William "Red" (1948-) ; Wilson, Daniel (1978-) -- Data and documents : BigDog ; Dragon Eye ; Dragon Runner ; Fire Fly / Lightning Bug ; Fire scout ; Gladiator ; Global Hawk ; MARCbot ; MULE ; PackBot ; Pioneer ; Predator ; Raven ; Reaper ; ScanEagle ; Shadow ; TALON ; Warrior ; Documents: Missile technology control regime, National Defense Authorization, fiscal year 2001, International Code of Conduct against ballistic missile proliferation, 2002, Department of Defense Reports to Congress on Development and Utilization of robotics and unmanned ground vehicles, October 2006, U.S. Department of State legal advisor Harold Koh, speech to the American Society of International Law Annual Conference, 2010 ; Aircraft Procurement Plan Fiscal Years (FY) 2012-2041, U.S. Air Force, 2011, Policy options for unmanned aircraft systems, Congressional Budget Office, 2011 -- Directory of organizations : Government agencies: Air Force Research Laboratory, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Robotic Systems Joint Project Office ; Research organizations: Boston Dynamics, Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, Foster-Miller Company, General Atomics, Honda Motor Company, iRobot Corporation, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, RAND Corporation, Stanford Artificial Intelligence laboratory (SAIL) ; Defense conglomerates: BAE Systems, Boeing, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, QinetiQ North America, Raytheon Company
Control code
ocn745980464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781598847321
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 1510799

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