DRDO TO DE­VELOP ROBOTIC SOLDIERS FOR FU­TUR­IS­TIC WAR­FARE

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The In­dian De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) is cur­rently work­ing on de­vel­op­ment of robotic soldiers to boost the coun­try’s un­manned fight­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties for fu­ture com­bat op­er­a­tions. Adding In­dia to a se­lect list of coun­tries pur­su­ing sim­i­lar en­deav­our, the ro­bots are ex­pected to be man­u­fac­tured with a very high level of in­tel­li­gence to en­able iden­ti­fi­ca­tion be­tween a threat and an ally. DRDO chief Av­inash Chan­der has said that the ro­bots will fea­ture very high level of in­tel­li­gence than ac­tu­ally what is cur­rently avail­able. “It is a new pro­gramme and a num­ber of lab­o­ra­to­ries are al­ready work­ing in a big way on ro­bot­ics.”

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