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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.advisorWirtz, James
dc.contributor.authorScott, Barry S.
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:51Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:51Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43995
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe advent of a Robotic Age in combat has set the stage for a renewed style of warfare: autonomous warfare. The outstanding feature of this new era is the arrival of robotics on the battlefield, but the significance of the new warfare style is that it mandates a shift in the way humans approach modern combat. In 2010, the Department of Defense restated autonomy as the single greatest theme for today’s unmanned systems. Autonomy, however, has long been a theme in warfare and weapons; therefore, the concept should apply to both those who fight and to their machines. Autonomy is the current buzzword for improving technology, but increasing autonomy for the soldier or combatant is the defining characteristic of autonomous warfare. With a view to this development, this study suggests changes in the character of war, and proposes autonomous warfare as an operating concept that empowers, rather than replaces, humans in battle.en_US
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleStrategy in the robotic age: a case for autonomous warfareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAsymmetricen_US
dc.subject.authorAutonomousen_US
dc.subject.authorAutonomyen_US
dc.subject.authorDisruptiveen_US
dc.subject.authorDoctrineen_US
dc.subject.authorManeuveren_US
dc.subject.authorPolicyen_US
dc.subject.authorRoboticsen_US
dc.subject.authorStrategyen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanneden_US
dc.subject.authorWaren_US
dc.subject.authorWarfareen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Strategic Studies)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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