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Warfare: US Firm Ghost Robotics Showcase Guns On Quadrupedal Robots

Well that didnt take long, US firm Ghost Robotics has displayed guns on a Quadrupedal robot. The “Vision 60” unit by the US firm has custom made gun by Sword International.

Warfare: US Firm Ghost Robotics Showcase Guns on Quadrupedal robots
Vision 60

This small-arms specialist company “Sword International” calls the gun SPUR also known as the “special purpose unmanned rifle.” This special weapon has a thermal camera that targets in the dark, 30x optical zoom and an effective range of 1,200 meters wide.

Details from Sword International says “The SWORD Defense Systems SPUR is the future of unmanned weapon systems, and that future is now.” Alot of robots have been used in testing for military procedures.

Six months ago the French army appeared alongside Spot, the quadruped robot built by US firm Boston Dynamics. The army was using the robot for reconnaissance during a two-day training exercise.

While this might be a brilliant use of the robot. It also raises questions about how and where the technology will be deployed in the future. Which the US firm Ghost Robotics has given us answers.


French Army With Spot

France’s foremost military school, the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr shared images from the exercise on its Twitter page. It described the tests as “raising students’ awareness of the challenges of tomorrow,” which will include the “robotization of the battlefield”.

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French Army robot

Boston Dynamics has for a while distanced itself from military connections. The company says that its machines will never be armed. “We unequivocally do not want any customer using the robot to harm people,” says Perry.

Spot’s terms and conditions forbid it’s usage “to harm or intimidate any person or animal, as a weapon, or to enable any weapon”. However, the company is still not sure what role it can permit the robot to play on the battlefield.

Warfare: US Firm Ghost Robotics Showcase Guns on Quadrupedal robots
Killer Roobt

Ghost Robotics CEO Jiren Parikh in an interview said quadrupedal robots will patrol and navigate swampy areas that “aren’t desirable for human beings and vehicles.”

Alot of groups have called for the ban on killer robots. Although, the US doesn’t prohibit their development or deployment as at now. What will the Future hold for these machines? The “Vision 60” unit by the US firm Ghost Robitics has given us a clue.



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