Margaret E. Kosal, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, was quoted in “'UUV city:' Keyport leads the way on underwater drones,” a Kitsap Sun article.
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“The Navy is pursuing UUV for two main reasons: first, it has become strategically important as the so-called great power competition in Asia continues to heat up in the Pacific, the largest ocean in the world, according to Dr. Margaret E. Kosal, a professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Second, advancements in robotics and machine learning make possible the autonomous systems that go beyond your standard seek-and-destroy unmanned torpedo, she said.
“But what will the Navy use them for? It's still an open question but Kosal cites the "three Ds" — work that is dirty, dangerous or dull. A UUV trolling the sea for radioactive material, or through minefields, for instance, takes the dirty and dangerous work out of human hands.”