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US Army is researching squid-like, 3D printed 'soft robots' for stealth missions

4 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Popular culture typically depicts military robots as unstoppable bipedal killing machines-think Battlestar Galactica's Cylons. Even real-life, non-violent robots, like Boston Dynamics' somersaulting and door-opening robots, are usually designed for two- or four-legged maneuvers. But US military researchers apparently believe that any robot with a rigid skeleton can't achieve the maneuverability and agility necessary for effective combat. So they're turning to an unexpected source of design inspiration from the animal kingdom: invertebrates. The US Army Research Laboratory announced a joint...
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