A robot is machine comprised of a platform, software, and a power source capable of executing a set of actions by direct human control, computer control, or both. Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) RAS refers to the physical (robotic) and cognitive (autonomous) aspects of these systems.

Recent Publications


Institute for National Strategic Studies | Oct. 26, 2020

Contemporary Great Power Technological Competitive Factors in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

T.X. Hammes and Diane DiEuliis

In the latest Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) Strategic Assessment, Dr. T.X. Hammes and Dr. Diane DiEuliis explore how the convergence of new technologies is creating a fourth industrial revolution that will transform almost every aspect of 21st-century life.



| April 4, 2018

Emergence and Convergence: Risk Assessment Survey

Natasha E. Bajema

In its multi-year study entitled Emergence and Convergence, the WMD Center is exploring the risks, opportunities, and governance challenges for countering WMD introduced by a diverse range of emerging technologies.