Voice control: Russia is ahead of the Americans in the creation of combat robots

The Marker robotic platform successfully passed the first stage of the state testing program. The second will begin in August, and the Ministry of Defense will receive the robot in a year. This was reported on the eve of the FPI.

It is worth noting that for the first time an attempt to create a stand-alone combat platform designed to support infantry units was undertaken by the Pentagon. One of the most famous American robots is the "walking" BigDog from Boston Dynamics.

According to studies, in terms of cross-country similar drive is significantly superior to tracked or wheeled. However, managing BigDog turned out to be much more complicated than classical platforms.

In particular, the American robot could not be taught to clearly perform voice commands, as indicated by the failed tests of 2017. Therefore, effective control of the machine is available only from the remote control, which requires the involvement of one fighter in the process, thereby reducing the value of such support.

Over the past three years, Boston Dynamics has significantly improved its robots, even creating a civilian version of the "dogs." However, the Americans failed to teach the car how to recognize voice commands.

Based on the foregoing, of particular interest is the statement by the head of the FPI, which mentions the verification of the possibility of effective management of the Russian "Marker" voice. Tests will be conducted as part of the second phase of state testing. If our engineers manage to realize what the Americans were too tough for, then the Russian robot will become the first autonomous combat platform that can be controlled as a living soldier.

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  1. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) 16 July 2020 14: 27
    Russia was ahead of the Americans in the creation of combat robots.

    - then you don’t even know whether to cry or laugh? Those. made a cart for radio control and ur victory!
    The article should start with the words "If our engineers succeed in realizing, then" - and further it is possible not to write.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 16 July 2020 21: 58
      There are two possible options, the first is that we are lagging behind and we need to pretend that everything is fine and our horse is not ahead. The second option, they tried to get us the road to two and four-hoofed items, but something is still not visible in the troops ... Therefore, our direction is more correct and we are ahead ... Just why the concept of "military secret" is blurred and no longer it is clear that a secret, that disclosure, that outright bragging of products that are still being created is a continuous bazaar with advertising of rotten goods or not ...
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 13 August 2020 20: 53
        Addendum: The marker should be more versatile, have a body for transporting goods, l. Train, wounded. It is also possible to use it in the form of a "jihadmobile" with a large explosive charge in a protected body, for undermining fortifications and other purposes, especially in urban areas, etc. There should be at least one such combat vehicles for a start at the front line compartment. .. Iron is incomparably cheaper than the lives of soldiers ...
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 July 2020 14: 50
    The main thing is that the operators have no problems with diction, otherwise you will look at the kids running to the rallies, all the while burry.
  3. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 16 July 2020 15: 51
    News from 2012 year

    https://habr.com/ru/post/163295/ - "Boston Dynamics LS3 научился понимать голосовые команды"

    In particular, the American robot could not be taught to clearly perform voice commands, as indicated by the failed tests of 2017.

    The "failure" of testing a military robot from Boston Dynamics was due to the imperfection of the chassis itself, which was powered by a loud and voracious internal combustion engine, which disorientated the detachment. With voice commands, robots from this company have long been fine.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 16 July 2020 16: 03
      Unmasked the squad, sorry.
    2. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 18 July 2020 03: 44
      You are right - extraneous noises neutralize a clear pronunciation, therefore, the United States Army refused to vote.
      Here is what the famous journalist Kyle Mizokami writes about Russian implementation:

      A voice recognition system, as anyone with a smartphone can say, is often unreliable at best. Mix the sounds of engine noise, shooting and explosions, and Marker will have a hard time understanding any commands on the battlefield. Reliance on armed autonomous combat vehicles could have unintended consequences, including civilian casualties.


      This is the rare case when Russia is really ahead of the United States and only because the United States from the very beginning decided that it was stupid.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 16 July 2020 16: 37
    ABOUT! Peremoga!
    Compare the mini tank and the civil dog - it is!

    No personnel, no example. Only at the end, so as not to be noticed: next year, following the results of tests ...

    And Okay, Google or Alice, anyone can now say ....

    By the way, putting Alice in the dog should not be difficult.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 16 July 2020 21: 41
      Compare the mini tank and the civil dog - it is!

      What difference does it matter in principle.

      ... sticking Alice into the dog should not be difficult.

      Creepy picture lol but there is a suspicion that they dragged Alex out of there, although it could be Siri or Cortana, or someone else who was not baptized without a passport.
  5. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 16 July 2020 17: 41
    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    By the way, putting Alice in the dog should not be difficult.

  6. We robots will soon replace humans.
    1. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 17 July 2020 01: 41
      recourse Is our Fedka one of you?
  7. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 17 July 2020 16: 13
    Oh, there are three words there ... and fire. Even burry can.