Robots are for everyone. Tech TV now features Battle Bots, which is a huge hit with viewers and draws crowds as big as WFB Wrestling. Many of these people get very involved in the robot scene and even occasionally try to impress the military. Take a look at some of these super-heavy combat bots, all build types available.
What I find most interesting about these groups of battle bots is that they literally practice warfare on a micro level, using flanking maneuvers, military strategy, modern day theories, and wild and hunting theories. Why are these groups important? Well, for one thing, we’ve seen them as we’ve seen those who play computer games like Mech-Warrior and others become as tactically savvy as those who are being trained in military history strategy and tactics at West Point.
When we discuss the use of swarms in battle, we often think of animals, bees, wasps, etc. I think of UAV swarms and taking this to another level, these Battle Bots have been playing around with those ideas too, recreating sci-fi movie genres and using some pretty interesting calculations and ideas to justify their ideas. We must consider both offensive and defensive ideas on this subject. We are now on the scene with our DARPA to build swarm-capable UAVs. UAV costs for military operations. AeroVironment WASP and the Hobbyist; the Q-Butterfly. You may want to google both items for more information.
Should we use the same defenses that we use in insect swarms for a possible defense in UAV swarms? Well here are some of the things we do to prevent insect swarms: Killing Q-Fly and uses of DDT can give us an idea of how much of a problem West Nile really is, completely eradicating it is a big deal .
We have had some success with the Mediterranean fruit fly. These are some of the ground robots created for Battle Bot RoboWars.
There are hundreds of people thinking about these things day and night, all coming up with ideas and trying to improve on each other’s efforts, and this competition is helping to accelerate the evolution of this technology.
If you study African fire ants working together when attacking larger prey. If you think about it, there are thousands of species, probably 20,000 species, we’ve categorized about 10,000 so far. 20,000 species of ants and they are niche specialists and if you weigh them, they weigh the same as the 6.6 billion people in the world. By using an ant concept with an exoskeleton, you have the basic idea of a mothership robot, transporting smaller robots for important purposes. And really if you take a Normandy Invasion evasion craft and put a lot of Kevlar and hulled Fighters on it, isn’t that the same concept?
Science fiction scientists have always been developers of such ideas, but in real life we also have to deal with movement and therefore we have to make sure that these little robots, as well as the mothership, have the motor, gears, batteries, suitable speed controllers, etc. fuel, weapons systems.
We are not the only ones working on robots, so are the Japanese and these items are becoming very small like in Nano Size and one day they will go in and attack cancer cells. Here are some of the smaller robots being developed:
The ants use a chemical communication system, which appears to be superior to human communication. Wasps and ants have the same basic genome. By detecting scents, odors, and CO2, they can home in on targets and emit chemicals for other ants to follow their instructions. All colognes smell the same and other colognes don’t smell the same. Every human being also has a scent and this scent can be used to identify people and perhaps small robots could use chemicals to locate and detect problems or discover North Korea’s arsenal. Some ants in hot desert regions use the direction of the sun, because odors melt into oblivion due to the intense heat of the day and perhaps a pattern of light in the sky based on the spectrum of light rays, which It is used as a good navigation system. The ants stop from time to time to look at the sky and see where they have gone. They can zigzag for hours and then go straight to the nest at will at any time. This type of navigation is very valuable, which can be used by those robots, who will go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and collect their million dollar prize. In Minority Report remember the robot ants, well, so do the scientists. Ants seem to be a pretty excellent species and are well suited for our various needs in the form of the Mothership ground-based robot. We can learn a lot from ants also in their ability to fight bacteria, which neutralizes poisons in animals, insects and plants. Which means that we could use organic robots and the current species can solve the disease problems that we are experiencing now.
For example, West Nile Virus. We know that certain caterpillars emit sound vibrations that ants can pick up as a communication system. We can use that vibration to train ants to do what we need them to do. So we don’t need to create a communication system, however, using mini network sensors and mini robots, we can do it as well or better than the natural version. We can use these for large or small uses, for trucks or for mini-bots. If we learn the communication system of the ants, then we don’t need weapons for our enemies, because we can make the ants take care of our needs. Although they are not in possession of a large brain, they function as a network of networked computers. Through the use of these types of communication systems and strategies, we can prevent, create a defense and create an attack strategy in robots and AUVs.
Now the ants work on a NetCentric war strategy, they work in teams and the teams are completely separated in a controlled manner by the central control before and after each mission. It is an anarchy of teams. Let me put it this way. It works like the FED EX model and Fred Smith’s theories explained in his book; The world in time. You should read the book, especially you should go to the midnight Memphis Sort. Air Cargo generally uses this method, which he created. Each group of ants goes out and roams the area and finds things and then they get together to bring them back. At Fed Ex they have a mission and a purpose and everyone has been trained to do the job. Now, they bring all the packages to the center like the ants, only now Fed Ex reverses it and uses the same methodology to deliver the packages. somewhere else. And as the offensive defense of the nest the ants come out together and attack the predator together. Each of these groups that work together but separately have their own little groups and teams, just like Fed Ex and again you’ll have to read the book to understand what I’m talking about with Mr. Smith’s insights into the theory of the administration.
I wonder if this is the natural order of things for all species on the planet and the best idea for those species to work together in order to serve and exploit niches and accomplish tasks. 5 million years of evolution may have learned more about management than what we have in our schools. Perhaps no matter how hard we try we are not being smart with our designs? Organization is the strong point of ants. Shouldn’t we pay attention? OUI well south. Especially when we create artificial life, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robots and vehicles?
Just a few thoughts on reviewing Theory of Motion, Nature and Science and possible future technologies of Mini-Robots, Motherships, Swarm Strategies as it relates to the future. By studying the nature and movements of such well-adapted and evolved species as wasps, ants, and bees and studying their organization and delivery strategies, we will learn the efficiencies and possibilities to move to the next step.