A sapper, also called pioneer or combat engineer, is a combatant or soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as breaching, demolitions, bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, field defenses as well as building, road and airfield construction and repair. Sappers are also trained to serve as infantry personnel in defensive and offensive operations, with duties devoted to tasks involving facilitating movement, defense and survival of allied forces and impeding those of the enemies.
Because of the variety and degree of danger involved with these type of duties, the U.S. military has developed next-generation engineering unmanned/automated control systems for reconnaissance and assault breaching. The U.S. military’s new hardware system is expected to be controlled by an unmanned control system and an automated information point.
According to military experts, the use of the new military robots sappers will allow the military squads responsible for removing and destroying munitions and other explosive, biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons to break through enemy engineering fortifications and defuse dangerous explosive devices with minimal losses or exposure of human elements. The future is here. Just watch.