Determinants of the Military Robotics Proliferation


  • Aleš Olejníček Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Jakub Odehnal Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Vladan Holcner Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Miroslav Krč Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic



military robotics, proliferation, security, political, military and economic determinants, cluster analysis, dendrogram


The aim of the article is to define and quantify the determinants influencing the proliferation of robotic technology into the armament of the national armies and their use in ombat operations. At the same time, the article focuses on identifying those countries which will deploy and use these advanced military technologies. Based on the literary research and its analysis, four categories of factors have been identified as the ones having influence on the military robotics proliferation. From the results of the classification model, it is clear that 78 analysed countries were classified on the basis of defined determinants into three groups with different assumptions of proliferation of military robotics. Based on the result of the cluster analysis, it is evident that military robotics proliferation was mainly affected by economic determinants in cluster 1, by security and political determinants in cluster 2 and by political and economic determinants in cluster 3.

Author Biographies

Aleš Olejníček, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Economics

Jakub Odehnal, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Economics

Vladan Holcner, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Economics

Miroslav Krč, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Economics


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How to Cite

Olejníček, A., Odehnal, J., Holcner, V., & Krč, M. (2018). Determinants of the Military Robotics Proliferation. Advances in Military Technology, 13(1), 71–86.



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