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dc.contributor.advisorLangford, Gary O.
dc.contributor.advisorNelson, Douglas H.
dc.contributor.authorLim, Zhifeng
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:15Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:15Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37662
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the reasons for the inevitability of the extensive use of robots in military organizations, projects the adoption timeframe for robots in military organizations, proposes how robots might evolve, assesses the impact of robots on military organizations and suggests the way forward for military organizations to facilitate the adoption of robots. Macro environmental trends suggest that the use of robots is the way forward for military organizations. The thesis projects that the adoption rate of robots will pick up from this point forward and will reach market saturation in a matter of decades. The use of robots has physical, functional, and behavioral implications for military organizations, and their increasing numbers will affect how militaries are organized and alter the existing organizational processes in the long term. Military organizations will benefit from a better understanding of the impact of robots and the resulting challenges. Taking the necessary steps to mitigate the challenges and facilitate the evolutionary transition for the military organizations will allow these organizations to reap the benefits of robots and to operate effectively in the changing macro environment.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theriseofrobotsn1094537662
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe rise of robots and the implications for military organizationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorRobotsen_US
dc.subject.authorDronesen_US
dc.subject.authorBotsen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Aerial Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Ground Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Surface Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Underwater Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorExoskeletonen_US
dc.subject.authorFree Robotsen_US
dc.subject.authorTethered Robotsen_US
dc.subject.authorAutonomousen_US
dc.subject.authorArtificial Intelligenceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Singapore Armed Forcesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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