May 1, 2021

The Army Wants to Give Its Robots Living Muscle Tissue

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

It’s exactly as weird as it sounds.

The U.S. Army is looking into using animal muscle tissue as a means to move robots.

The Army Research Laboratory believes its bots could use real muscle, which allows most living things to move and manipulate their environments, instead of mechanical arms, wheels, tracks, and other systems to travel across the battlefield. The concept, which some might find disturbing, is an example of the new field of “biohybrids.”

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