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Published on 22 September 2023

How Swiss robotics is tested and transferred to the Armed Forces

The protection and security of task forces can be increased by deploying robots. The robots increase the effectiveness and efficiency of missions. This is because they can grasp certain information much more quickly, do not tire and can penetrate places which are unattainable or life-threatening for persons. The Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre plays an important role here, as it tests emergency cases using robots. This article explains how deployment scenarios are tested, how artificial intelligence makes the robots more reliable and autonomous and how the robots are transferred to the Swiss Armed Forces.

Dr. Tonya Müller, Swiss Drone and Robotics Centre of the DDPS, armasuisse Science and Technology

Graphic of the future with various robots in rescue operations