Navy: Drones Will Operate More Independently Underwater

By Christopher J. Castelli / April 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Stealthy unmanned systems designed for the undersea domain must operate in the future with less supervision than autonomous military vehicles in the air, on the ground, in space and on the water, the Navy says in its response to a recent Pentagon study on drone technology. A 2012 Defense Science Board study on autonomous systems argues that autonomy is often misunderstood and does not amount to "computers making independent decisions and taking uncontrolled action." The report states that "all autonomous...

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