Robots Replace Soldiers in First Breaching Exercise of its Kind

Spc. Brandon Burton fits a chemical warfare detection device to an unmanned aerial system during the Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration April 6 at Grafenwoehr, Germany. (Stars and Stripes photo/Martin Egnash)

 

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Humans took a backseat during a base exercise on Friday, in which robots cleared obstacles for manned tanks and fighting vehicles.

U.S. and British troops participated in the Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration, during which several remote-controlled vehicles performed a task usually carried out by soldiers. Continue reading