Tests On Voice Control Of Combat Robots Have Begun In Russia
Russian specialists are conducting tests for controlling shock robots by voice - the commander gives orders to the robotic complex in the same way as the soldiers, according to an interview with TASS by the head of the National center for the development of technologies and basic elements of robotics Of the Foundation for advanced research (FPI) Oleg Martianov.
According to him, initially, the control of robotic complexes was practiced using an electronic tablet. "Then we tried voice control technology, where the unit commander gives commands to both his subordinates and robots. Now we are developing it," said Martianov.
He clarified that new solutions in the field of robot management are processed based on the Marker robotic platform. "Marker" learns, as a person, to perceive the received command and start acting, " the head of the Center said.
According to Martianov, work is also underway to increase the autonomy of robots, because today the operator's control range on the ground does not exceed 2-5 km. "Our task is to teach Marker to perform tasks independently at a greater distance from the operator, at a distance that is determined by the power reserve of robotic platforms," the specialist explained.
He said that when working offline at a significant distance from the operator, Marker will be able to clarify its route and the location of targets by independently lifting a reconnaissance quadcopter on Board. The range of the "Marker" is about 500 km.
The Marker robotic platform is a joint project of the National Center for the Development of Technologies and basic elements of robotics FPI and the NGO " Android technology "(developer of the anthropomorphic robot "Fedor"). It is assumed that this combat robot will become the basis for working out the joint interaction of ground robots, unmanned aircraft, and special forces. Marker is positioned as a constructor for creating models of warfare in the future.