Project Avatar: Pentagon Building Remote Mind-Controlled Battle Robots

By | March 22, 2012

Project Avatar Pentagon Building Remote Mind-Controlled Battle Robots

The Pentagon is currently developing technology to allow soldiers to have a telepresence inside of mind controlled battle robots, just like in the popular movie Avatar.

The Pentagon’s futuristic research arm has revealed that it has already conducted success experiments that allow the robots to be controlled by chips implanted on the human brain.

Taking a page from the popular movie Avatar, the military’s advanced research arm DARPA is seeking to develop technology that would allow troops to remotely inhabit the bodies of mechanical androids on the battlefield.

In the agency’s latest budget, it has set aside $7 million for project “Avatar.†DangerRoom reports that according to the agency, “the Avatar program will develop interfaces and algorithms to enable a soldier to effectively partner with a semi-autonomous bi-pedal machine and allow it to act as the soldier’s surrogate.â€

Ultimately DARPA hopes to create robots that are smart and agile enough of to accomplish all of the tasks people can including“room clearing, sentry control, [and] combat casualty recovery.â€

The agency did not go into specifics, but did note that Project Avatar is based on “key advancements in telepresence and remote operation of a ground system.â€

Additionally, DARPA noted that it has already funded successful experiments on controlling robots with chips implanted in brains. …

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