Technology Development of Military Applications of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

  • Tomasz Czapla
  • Józef Wrona
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 481)


The paper presents history, current state of knowledge and future perspectives of unmanned technology application for military ground vehicles. As the first, the beginning and evolution of unmanned technology from on remote control based solutions to autonomous ones is described. Then classification and overview of systems currently manufactured and developed. At the end of the paper perspectives and directions of unmanned ground vehicles development is presented.


Technical Data Military Application Autonomous Mode Ground Vehicle Defense Advance Research Project Agency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Military University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Industrial Research Institute for Automation and MeasurementsWarsawPoland

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