University of Illinois leads $25M military initiative
October 6, 2017
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is leading a $25 million initiative to develop an "internet of battlefield things."
Officials say the initiative will connect soldiers with smart technology in armor, radios, weapons and other objects to give troops a better understanding of battlefield situations and help them assess risks.
Experts say future military operations will rely less on human soldiers and more on interconnected technology. They say unmanned systems and machine intelligence advances can be used to improve military capabilities.
The News-Gazette reports that offic...