In the Gulf war robots had a defect part in this war as was told that the computer-based system
had a large part to play. As for Peter Pringle in 21st of January in 1991, he reported from Washington for the
Independent, he also wrote apiece entitled " Computer is king in chain of command ".
Computers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and at the MacDill air base at Tampa, Florida were learnt by readers that they
were working well. A considerable amount of information was fed into the Templer. Computer also produced the Target
cassette tapes for the Tomahawk cruise missile.
In the Gulf war mast of the equipment was computerized Military thinkers have long speculated about the role of
computer-based systems on the battlefield.
The American Company Robot defense systems conceived the fully automated. Prowler in the early of the 1980s
That robot prowler would have a memory stocked with information about the terrain would carry
a wide range of sensors and would even be able to determine whether a human body was alive or dead.
The Prowler is suggested to be equipped with M60 machine guns, 105 mm cannon and stringer surface to air missiles
attack helicopters and other low flying aircraft.
The prowler follows a number of other US army projects as for ROBORT for the development of robot soldiers, schemes
that consumed massive financial and other resources but which yielded nothing of any practical use.
The researcher Jeffrey A. Moore of the advanced weapons technology group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
in New Mexico has proposed a robotic exoskeleton that could be controlled by brain signals ( new scientist, 25th
September 1986). The aim is to enhance the performance of the human soldier.
Another suggestion is that future military robots could be miniaturized. Thus Charles Petty, a former pentagon
official, has suggested in signal - the journal of the US armed forces communications and electronics associations
- that robots the size of specks of dust could act as soldiers and spies in future wars (reported in the London
Daily Telegraph, 1st March 1990)
By the early 21st century machines smaller than pin-heads could power thousands of little robots, patrolling security
Robots of a more normal size can also be used for aircraft serving: for such tasks as rapid refuelling, weapon
loading and decontamination (Engelberger,1989). It may be pointed out that sum of these tasks could also be formed
by robots for commercial aircraft, just as many operations performed by main stream industrial robots are relevant
equally to civil and military machines: a robot that makes aeroplanes has no interest in how they are used.