23 May 1983 Overview Of Navy Robotics
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Robotics technology can be applied to numerous areas of naval operations. Three general areas of applications are discussed in this paper: (1) production, (2) support and (3) operations. Production applications involve manufacturing naval material. Shipbuilding robots are the primary production applications currently of interest to the Navy. Support activities ensure the availability of both expendable and permanent equipment resources at the field units. The most near term support applications of robots are maintenance and repair applications. Operations applications use robots as active parts of the battle process. Robots for naval battlefield operations which could perform such tasks as surveillance, intelligence collection, communications and C3 countermeasures are well within the capabilities of existing technology. This area of Navy applications requires the most advanced technology of all the other areas. The Navy robots which will find the quickest and widest implementations will be those for which there is substantial industrial experience and commercial availability.
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S. Y. Harmon, G. R. McDevitt, "Overview Of Navy Robotics", Proc. SPIE 0360, Robotics and Industrial Inspection, (23 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934084; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934084
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