Combat Robot: $1.25 a Pound August 2008
For many builders, combat robotics is about pushing the engineering envelope. You know, how many extra volts can we hammer through the system before it flames out?
Despite all the talk and an occasional highly visible demo, there hasn’t been much in the way of deliverables for robots taking over one job or another. So, what’s the problem?
Technology is, of course, one limitation, as is funding for full development and deployment. But there’s more. There’s a lack of domain-specific leadership to champion the technology that will eventually replace human workers.