Tuesday 29 October 2019, AmsterdamThe US Army had a steep ambition of replacing one-third of its forces by unmanned or remote-controlled systems by 2015. Unfortunately, this goal could not be met due to multiple reasons. The high adoption of UGVs in the defense sector indicates the focus efforts by the Defense Departments to reduce combat causalities. The UGVs have a played an important role in the Iraq and Afghanistan missions. The UGVs used in these missions were predominantly to neutralize the road side IED attacks. It is reported that three out of five deaths in Iraq and around 25% in Afghanistan. On an average a fatal IED would result in the death of 1- 2 personnel. The three-month period between April and June witnessed around 1,143 IED incidents in Afghanistan. A total of 539 soldiers have been killed and around 4,800 have been wounded in action due to IED related attacks, during the period 2001-2010.