Through the Eyes of a Machine: Joint Forces Panel Attacks Autonomy Debate in UAVs

This unique panel discussion features Colonel Dale Fridley, Director of USAF UAS Task Force and Colonel Robert Sova, US Army TRADOC Capability Manager for UAS. In this multi service panel, Army and Air Force perspectives on unmanned aircraft systems are compared. They address issues of autonomy and emergent UAV technologies like fly by camera, and how these are progressing. They also address how this is integrated with the 'man in the loop'. Command and control seemingly relies on the human element, but how far are commanders willing to go to free their machines of the human interface?