Skip to comments.Day of the cyborgs: US Army is developing muscle-bound, Terminator-like war robots that use LIVING TISSUE in place of actuators
Posted on 01/23/2021 4:17:55 PM PST by RomanSoldier19
The Army Research Laboratory wants to grow living muscles for robots The team says the living tissue would replace actuators that hold joints This would give robots similar agility and versatility to biological systems The goal of this project is to create robots that can travel where humans can't
Combining living tissue with cold metal robots may sound like a plot from the James Cameron film 'Terminator,' but the idea is being developed for real-world machines at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).
The US military group is working on a series of 'biohybrid robotics' that integrates living organisms into mechanical systems that 'produces never-seen-before agility and versatile.'
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Living tissue? Good! Easier to kill.
Any of them look like Ahnald?
What could possibly go wrong?
Huge promise in the sex toy industry!
No they are not.
I’m sure drudge will be running that non-stop.
Reminds me of IN HIS IMAGE. Twilight Zone episode.
I think Little Annie Fanny (Playboy)fell in love with one of these monsters.
Can I order a Cameron model?
Have we learned nothing from futuristic apocalypse movies?
Daily Mail sensationalistic clickbait garbage masquerading as news.
Sci-fi is becoming reality. This, along with 3-D printing of living tissue, 3-D flexible electronics printing, and AI advancements are creating smarter robots. I invested in some companies' stock that is creating technology in these areas, and they're doubling in value every month. Hopefully the peaceful uses outpace the military uses.
My first thought was of the Borg Queen grafting human tissue on to Data as a means of trying to take him over.
Living tissue requires biological nutrition, thereby introducing new and additional design complexity. Living tissue would be susceptible to disease and aging, thereby introducing sustainment complexity.
I was hoping that the “living tissue” being referred to would actually be the elastomer plastic announced some years ago that would contract and relax in response to electric current. It sounded like a lead toward the development of artificial muscle fibers. That, of course, would be a tremendous development for robotics.
It could also lead toward greatly improved limb prosthetics that could be directly connected to the amputee’s nervous system. It would be better than Star Wars.
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