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The Pentagon's Robots: Arming the Future

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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Andrew Gudgel

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: National security; Robots; autonomous technology; future weapons

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

America's capability to seize and maintain a strategic advantage in robotic national security applications could be lost without sustained and focused commitment from the Administration and Congress. Congress should provide adequate funding, encourage increased coordination, and craft policies that encourage prudent investment in robotic technology.