Feb. 16, 2016
Konstantin Kakaes was quoted in CNN about naval drones:
"You're going to see greater levels of autonomy, sooner rather than later, especially with underwater vehicles involved in anti-submarine warfare," according to Konstantin Kakaes, a fellow at New America, a Washington-based think tank that has conducted extensive research into drones.
Kakaes told CNN that the ocean presented a rich environment for drones to function independently since communication with human operators is harder underwater and there are "no innocent bystanders to watch out for."
The Navy's push comes despite critics expressing increasing alarm at further automating drones, advances that have sparked fears of militaries developing robots that can kill without accountability.