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Day of the cyborgs: US Army is developing muscle-bound, Terminator-like war robots that use LIVING TISSUE in place of actuators
https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 January 2021 | By STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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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1 posted on 01/23/2021 4:17:55 PM PST by RomanSoldier19
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Living tissue? Good! Easier to kill.


2 posted on 01/23/2021 4:19:53 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: RomanSoldier19

Any of them look like Ahnald?


3 posted on 01/23/2021 4:20:18 PM PST by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ (Jude 3) and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: RomanSoldier19

What could possibly go wrong?


4 posted on 01/23/2021 4:31:02 PM PST by Antihero101607
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5 posted on 01/23/2021 4:33:11 PM PST by RomanSoldier19 (Game over, man! Game over! ; : rem ad triarios redisse is)
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To: RomanSoldier19

SKYNET IS (almost) HERE


6 posted on 01/23/2021 4:40:58 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: RomanSoldier19

Huge promise in the sex toy industry!


7 posted on 01/23/2021 4:53:36 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom (Democracy Dies With Democrats)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; bgill; ...

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8 posted on 01/23/2021 4:56:39 PM PST by bitt (Joe Biden has managed to take everything that is wrong with DC bureacracy and fit it into 1 cabinet)
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To: RomanSoldier19

No they are not.


9 posted on 01/23/2021 5:01:00 PM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues th the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Iā€™m sure drudge will be running that non-stop.


10 posted on 01/23/2021 5:10:09 PM PST by miliantnutcase
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To: RomanSoldier19

Reminds me of IN HIS IMAGE. Twilight Zone episode.


11 posted on 01/23/2021 5:10:12 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have declared us to be THE OBSOLETE MAN in the Twilight Zone.) )
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I think Little Annie Fanny (Playboy)fell in love with one of these monsters.


12 posted on 01/23/2021 5:11:14 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have declared us to be THE OBSOLETE MAN in the Twilight Zone.) )
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To: RomanSoldier19

Can I order a Cameron model?


13 posted on 01/23/2021 5:12:11 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Only a moronic, suicidal group would try a Great Purge 2021 on an armed American. We're ready!)
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Have we learned nothing from futuristic apocalypse movies?


14 posted on 01/23/2021 5:23:31 PM PST by seowulf
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To: RomanSoldier19

Daily Mail sensationalistic clickbait garbage masquerading as news.


15 posted on 01/23/2021 5:30:51 PM PST by Flick Lives (ā€œ Today we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives.ā€)
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The Army Research Laboratory wants to grow living muscles for robots

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.

16 posted on 01/23/2021 5:36:55 PM PST by roadcat
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17 posted on 01/23/2021 5:47:24 PM PST by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Atsk about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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To: RandallFlagg

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092746/


18 posted on 01/23/2021 5:51:34 PM PST by BipolarBob (USA - Born July 4, 1776. Died Jan. 20, 2021 in the Year of our Covid - a new error.)
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"Have we learned nothing from futuristic apocalypse movies?"

My first thought was of the Borg Queen grafting human tissue on to Data as a means of trying to take him over.

19 posted on 01/23/2021 5:57:34 PM PST by Truth29
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To: roadcat

Disappointing.

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.


20 posted on 01/23/2021 6:34:06 PM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow.)
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