Autonomy Artificial Intelligence Robotics (AAIR)

The Necessity of Precision, and its Implications for Ground Robotic Platform Lethality and Tactics

by BG (R) Phil Coker; Chad Lemond


On the modern battlefield, ground robotic vehicles have a need for a level of accuracy that approaches precision for rapid-fire cannon and anti-tank missiles, driven by the imperative to be able to neutralize opponents rapidly in an environment where resupply is seriously constrained and the first platform that shoots accurately and most often wins. Moreover, employing precisely lethal unmanned platforms is strikingly different from traditional combat forces and the tactics to employ them must also adapt accordingly.