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Ukraine has become the world’s testing ground for military robots

The war in Ukraine has become the largest testing ground for AI-powered autonomous and unmanned vehicles in history. While the use of military robots is nothing new – World War II saw the birth of remote-controlled war machines and the US did not deploy fully autonomous attack drones until 2020 – what we are seeing in Ukraine is the proliferation of a new class of combat vehicle.

This article discusses the “killer robot” technology used by both sides in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Our main conclusion is that the “killer” part of “killer robots” does not apply here. Read on to find out why.

Unmanned versus autonomous

This war represents the first use of the modern class of unmanned aerial vehicles and automated weapon platforms in a protracted invasion involving forces with relatively similar technology. While the Russian military appears superior to Ukraine’s on paper, the two sides have deployed forces with similar capabilities. Compared to the forces Russia faced during its involvement in the Syrian civil war or, for example, the US during the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, what is currently happening fundamentally in Ukraine shows a more parallel battleground.

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However, it is important to state that this is not a war fought by machines. It is unlikely that autonomous or unmanned weapons and vehicles will have much of an impact in war simply because they are untested and currently unreliable.

Unmanned vehicles and autonomous vehicles are not necessarily the same thing. While almost all autonomous vehicles – those that can operate without human intervention – are unmanned, many unmanned vehicles can only be operated remotely by humans. Perhaps most importantly, many of these vehicles have never been tested in combat. This means they are used in “support” roles rather than as autonomous combat vehicles, even if they are designed for that.

But before we get into the hows and whys behind the use of military robots in modern warfare, we need to explain what kind of vehicles are currently in use. There are no “killer robots” in warfare. That is a collective term used to describe military vehicles, both autonomous and unmanned.

These include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs, another term for unmanned marine or aquatic vehicles).

So the first question we need to answer is why don’t we just turn the robots into killers and let them fight the war for us? You may be surprised to learn that the answer has very little to do with regulations or rules regarding the use of “killer robots.”

Simply put, armies have better things to do with their robots than just send fire down. That doesn’t mean they won’t be tested that way, they already are evidence that happened.