Army is working on Frankenbots with living tissue to better robot capabilities
The robots may have better stability and flexibility by taking advantage of living muscles.
No doubt about it. The Army has had success with robots in the last few years. For instance, robots have detected and disarmed roadside bombs. But you could characterize Army robotics as version 1.0. The next generation of robots must cost less. They’ve got to be more flexible and programmable. Easier to maintain. A big question is whether industry can deliver. Sandra Erwin, editor of National Defense magazine, joins the