eBook Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Paul J. Springer
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  • ISBN-10: 1598847333
  • ISBN-13: 9781598847338
  • DDC: 623
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book provides an insightful introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century -- robotic and drone weaponry.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in ABC-CLIO’s Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Defining Robots and Drones.
3: Early Descriptions and Imagined Machines.
4: Automata.
5: Power Systems and Precedents.
6: Industrial Robotics.
7: World War II.
8: Cold War Robotics.
9: Robots in Popular Culture.
10: Academic Centers.
11: Fielding Military Robots.
References.
12: Problems and Controversies.
13: Artificial Intelligence.
14: Robots and Drones in Asymmetrical Wars.
15: Mass Production and Specialty Design.
16: Gold Plating and Requirements Creep.
17: Special Vulnerabilities of Robotic Systems.
18: Autonomous Robots and Lethal Force.
19: Robots and the Laws of War.
20: Integration of the Human-Machine Team.
References.
21: Worldwide Perspective.
22: Europe.
23: Asia.
24: South Pacific Region.
25: Middle East.
26: North America.
27: South America.
28: Africa.
29: Conclusion.
References.
30: Chronology.
31: Biographical Sketches.
32: Asimov, Isaac (1920–1992).
33: Brooks, Rodney (1954–).
34: Bush, George W. (1946–).
35: Cebrowski, Arthur (1942–2005).
36: Gates, Robert M. (1943–).
37: Greiner, Helen (1967–).
38: Kurzweil, Raymond (1948–).
39: McCarthy, John (1927–).
40: Minsky, Marvin (1927–).
41: Moravec, Hans (1948–).
42: Obama, Barack (1961–).
43: Panetta, Leon (1938–).
44: Reddy, Raj (1937–).
45: Simon, Herbert A. (1916–2001).
46: Turing, Alan (1912–1954).
47: Vaucanson, Jacques de (1709–1782).
48: Warwick, Kevin (1954–).
49: Whittaker, William ‘‘Red’’ (1948–).
50: Wilson, Daniel (1978–).
51: Data and Documents.
52: BigDog.
53: Dragon Eye.
54: Dragon Runner.
55: Fire Fly/Lightning Bug.
56: Fire Scout.
57: Gladiator.
58: Global Hawk.
59: MARCbot.
60: MULE.
61: PackBot.
62: Pioneer.
63: Predator.
64: Raven.
65: Reaper.
66: ScanEagle.
67: Shadow.
68: TALON.
69: Warrior.
70: Documents.
References.
71: Directory of Organizations.
72: Government Agencies.
73: Research Organizations.
74: Defense Conglomerates.
75: Print and Nonprint Resources.
76: Books and Articles.
77: Journals, Bulletins, and Newsletters.
78: Government Documents and Agency Publications.
Web Sites.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.