As the use of robots in battlefields grows continuously, the problem of managing an ever growing quantity of information becomes more and more critical. In order to use the resources efficiently, the goal is to enable a single soldier to manage more and more robots and robotic vehicles at the same time. Currently it looks like there are several options to achieve this goal. One major option is to utilize smart computer programs, which will decide what is high and low priority, put them in order and present them to the human operator. Another approach is to test these systems compatibility with human brain. US Air Force is currently funding a project to test the limits of multitasking of human brain for using multiple robots and vehicles in the battlefield. The goal is to make the system usable by any ordinary soldier. In the near future, as software and AI capabilities improve, the systems which can control the robot swarms will be more critical. Read original article here.
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