Imagine the applications and implications of robotics and artificial intelligence in 2045

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Man portable device a single soldier can attach to a building's external electric power connection. The device generates an RF signal through the building's existing wiring. Reflections of this signal could help detect and localize people and weapons inside without the need to enter the structure.

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11 months ago
redcell254 said
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Why limit this to RF only? We could employ a multi [...]
Why limit this to RF only? We could employ a multi-spectral collection device to collect intelligence from a building, using sound, seismic/acoustic, RF and other signatures. Suggest you don't want to introduce an active RF (or any spectrum) signal from your collection device because that would be detected and traced, enabling your "wiretap" to be found and removed. You could also use other utility systems, e.g., water supply, sewage system and trash removal services as additional means of collecting information. Urban environments are prime real estate for Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection activities, so consider using that as well.
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What makes this idea new or different?

Does not require LOS. Does not require physical entry. Takes advantage of existing infrastructure during urban operations.

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11 months ago
fdindl said
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Not limited by the US Constitution as long as it i [...]
Not limited by the US Constitution as long as it is not used on US citizens without a court order. Should be acceptable to use in a combat zone.
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What will be the implications of this idea?

Reduces risks associated with physical entry and room clearing (IEDs, ambushes, etc.)
May also be adaptable to urban search and rescue.

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11 months ago
Editor said
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Negative implication would be invasion of privacy. [...]
Negative implication would be invasion of privacy. Would be beneficial in CONOPS, but poses risk if used on general civilian civilian population by authoritative regime.
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