Dismantling old ammunition is a hazardous and time consuming activity, putting at peril both man and material at risk. While they pose a material risk, there is a bigger risk in terms of damage to environment, as old ammunition pile up everywhere on earth. Proper dismantling of ammunition could lead to recovery of precious metal components, which could then by re-used.
Now robots are being programmed through AI to achieve this task.
“This is exactly the kind of thing to use robotics for—to get humans out of harm’s way. Let the automation of robots do what they do well, and have humans make advanced decisions on safety.”