"What we’ve found in the area of robotics, is that the Navy has programs, the Air Force has programs, the Army has programs,” Johnson said. “But there’s no one at the DoD level who has a clear vision of where we’re going to go with these things. How do we want them to interoperate? How do we want them to communicate with each other? How do we want them to interact with humans? We call them tactical autonomous combatants because they’ll operate largely autonomously with some limited human supervision. We’re talking about where we can and where we have the capability of replacing humans. Robots will be more capable than humans. They will be more lethal, more mobile, and more survivable. They will have faster reaction times and have more and superior sensing capabilities. They don’t have fear, they don’t get hungry, sleepy, or tired, and they take humans out of danger. And, from an economic perspective, they are cheaper than humans".
By JO1(SW) Ron Schafer USJFCOM Public Affairs."