пятница, 9 апреля 2021 г.

In Ukraine, the Russian "Shell" was called a disaster


Increasing the speed of the Russian anti-aircraft missile-gun systems (ZRPK) "Pantsir" by replacing a person with automated elements that involve the use of artificial intelligence can lead to catastrophic consequences, Defense Express believes.


The publication of the Ukrainian agency notes that such innovations can lead to the death of civilians. In particular, according to Defense Express, similar improvements could have been applied to the Russian-made Iranian Tor anti-aircraft missile system, which shot down a Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 aircraft in January this year.
The fact that "Pantsir" will receive artificial intelligence systems was reported to Izvestia in July. In the same month, Popular Mechanics  criticized the  idea of ​​voice control of the Russian robot "Marker" on the battlefield, which is being worked on at the Foundation for Advanced Research. "Reliance on armed autonomous combat vehicles can lead to unintended consequences, including civilian casualties," the American edition wrote.

All-Russian competition in marine robotics "Eastern Breeze-2020" has opened in Vladivostok



TSAMTO, August 18. On the basis of the CSKA water station in Vladivostok, on August 18, the grand opening of the third All-Russian competition in marine robotics "Eastern Breeze-2020" took place.
Competitions in the capital of Primorye are held in accordance with the instructions of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov. They are organized by the Advanced Research Fund, with the support of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Board of the Military-Industrial Commission of the Russian Federation, EMERCOM of Russia, the Ministry of Transport, the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the Russian Guard, the Far Eastern Federal University and the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.
The prestigious competition is attended by 19 teams representing all fleets of the Russian Navy, the joint training center of the Navy, the Russian Guard, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, other law enforcement agencies, development specialists and manufacturers of underwater robotic systems.
Unmanned boats, remote-controlled and autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (propeller-driven and gliders (vehicles propelled by changing buoyancy)) take part in the competition. Depending on the class, they will have to go through various stages, which provide for a demonstration of the technology's capabilities to reach a given point with high accuracy, conduct underwater search and technical work, and overcome a difficult underwater obstacle course.

The Ministry of Defense and the FPI in August will conduct fire tests of the combat robot "Marker"



The robotic platform will be presented at the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum. MOSCOW, July 30. / TASS /. The Advanced Research Fund (FPI), together with the RF Ministry of Defense, will test the "Marker" combat robot in August. General Director of the fund Andrey Grigoriev told about this in an interview with TASS.
"Within the framework of the Marker project, a series of running and firing tests are planned in August, which will be carried out jointly with units of the Russian Ministry of Defense," he said. According to Grigoriev, the platform will be presented within the framework of the Army-2020 International Military-Technical Forum.
The robotic platform "Marker" is a joint project of the National Center for the Development of Technologies and Basic Elements of Robotics FPI and NPO "Android Technology" (the developer of the anthropomorphic robot "Fedor"). It is assumed that this combat robot will become the basis for working out the joint interaction of ground robots, unmanned aircraft and special forces. "Marker" is positioned as a constructor for creating models of warfare in the future.

Russia has developed requirements for combat equipment until 2035


"As a result of the conference, a system of new tactical and technical requirements for the creation of combat equipment for the period up to 2035 was developed. It is planned that in 2022 this system will be included in the general concept of the production of uniforms for military personnel. Experts note that over the next 15 years the system will undergo changes at least 10 times, "the Ministry of Defense reports to TASS. The existing system of requirements for combat equipment was developed for the period until 2025, but now it is necessary to adjust it taking into account the accumulated combat experience.

"Today, a soldier's outfit is not just a set of clothes and ammunition. It is a complex ready to respond to any changes in the real situation, taking into account climatic conditions, the task being performed and the operational interaction of combat units with each other. Robotic devices and communication channels are already being actively built into it." , - noted in the military department. Representatives of enterprises of the military-industrial complex suggested ways to improve individual elements of equipment and introduce innovations, such as reducing the weight of elements and expanding the range of functional capabilities.
The conference was attended by more than 50 representatives of large industrial enterprises such as the Kalashnikov group of companies, TsNIITOCHMASH JSC, Interoptika, Radionika, as well as research institutes of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and leading technical universities of the country, which include Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman.

Russia will give the moon to the descendants of "Fedor"



The construction of the Russian lunar base can be given to robots - the descendants of Fedor, an anthropomorphic product of the Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research (FEDOR), which flew to the International Space Station (ISS) in August 2019, Evgeny Dudorov, executive director of Android Technology , told  RIA Novosti .
“An astronaut will be able to work on the Moon for a week or two. The robots will serve the space infrastructure between shifts of manned expeditions. They will be engaged in the construction of dwellings, perform other work. These should be anthropomorphic robots, wheel-based complexes, robots with manipulators, ”the specialist said.
Dudorov noted that in terms of investments in robotics and artificial intelligence, Russia lags behind the United States, China and Europe "by orders of magnitude." “There is no necessary investment in the development of artificial intelligence, in the development of a component base, in the development of robotics as such. In Russia, the topic of robotics does not have a haven of its own, ”said the head.
In September 2019, Dudorov  said that robots for working on the outer surface of the ISS and for flight tests of the promising manned spacecraft Orel (Federation) are planned to be created in several copies, some of which will be destroyed during ground tests. In August of the same year, the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft with the FEDOR robot on board  could not dock with the ISS the first time, starting to oscillate when approaching the station.