Military Robots

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General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper is a robot that is primarily used for the Unites States Air Force.

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Questions

What task does the robot/drone perform.

The robot performs the same thing as human pilots do ,but it's a (UAV) which is a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle so you dont have to risk a pilots life when flying it.


Where is the robot used? What is its work work envelope?

The robot is used in the air and used in war for the United States of America, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdoms, Spain, Netherlands and Dominican Republic. It has no flexible joints such as wings but can move freely in all angles.


Is the robotic end effector mult-functional? If so, what other task can it perform?

Yes, It doesn't only bomb or fire missle. It can also scout for example, In October 2011, the USAF began operating Reapers out of Arba Minch in Ethiopia for surveillance-only operations in Somalia.


How is the robot taught to perform its task?

It is coded to perform the task coded by its owner/creator and controlled by controller(s)


What sensors does the robot have and how does the robot use these sensors?

These aircraft were equipped with GA-ASI's Lynx synthetic aperture radar and Raytheon's MTS-B electro-optical infrared sensors. Operators, stationed at bases such as Creech Air Force Base, near Las Vegas, can hunt for targets and observe terrain using multiple sensors, including a thermographic camera.


What type of jobs/careers can this robot create to provide employment for people?

This robot can provide many jobs. An important job is making sure the robot has everything assembled and essiental needs to fly. Another one is the controller or whos flying the robot.

The impact that this robot has had or could have on intended audience.

This robot has helped the US airforce in Afghanistan such as spotting where the enemies are and predicting their next plans or destroying their army with the robots bombs

Different future with the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper

One drone cost 16 million. We can lower that if we use inexpensive resources. Also instead of scouting/fighting with it we can try to make a new feature to where it can save lives.
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Preflight

Advantages

*Reliable

*Fast

*Smart

*Alot of features such as autopilot, autoland and auto take off

Disavantage

*Costly

*Time to build