On 25 November 2020, the Force Exploration Hub announced the release of the Concept for for Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Through collaboration with partners in Defence, industry and academia, the concept defines how Defence can utilise Robotics and Autonomous Systems Technologies.
The concept addresses the question:
How will the Australian Defence Force (ADF) future force exploit Robotics and Autonomous Systems to gain advantages throughout the spectrum of conflict, and how can the ADF counter threats posed by Robotics and Autonomous Systems to the future force?
This Concept determines how Defence will adopt the next generation of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) technologies to embrace these opportunities and mitigate the challenge of the future operating environment. It identifies how Defence can utilise RAS to achieve strategic advantage by detailing the capabilities that the Future Force requires, and mitigates against RAS technologies being used to disrupt Defence activities by detailing potential approaches to counter adversaries.