Two Chapters of Technical Report: Unmanned Military Vehicles - Human Factors of Augmenting the Force Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 8: Summary: Issues and Conclusions
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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The terms of Reference TOR for the Task Group TG lists as its objective to seek to augment the force using uninhabited military vehicles UMVs by leveraging the potential advantages of UMVs to act as force multipliers. Since there are no truly uninhabited systems - operators will always be in the loop in some fashion - human factors issues become crucial to the successful operation of these systems. In modern asymmetric warfare, well-organized belligerents ignore the legal requirement under international law to be readily distinguished from the civilian population. They merge with the civilian population, they do not travel in identifiable military vehicles and the use sophisticated deception tactics. Thus, in modern warfare, it is very difficult for an autonomous machine to discriminate between civilians and military targets.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems