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 Pentagonâ€™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 militaryâ€™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 agencyâ€™s latest budget, it has set aside $7 million for project â€œAvatar.â€ DangerRoom reports that according to the agency, â€œthe 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 soldierâ€™s surrogate.â€
Ultimately DARPA hopes to create robots that are smart and agile enough of to accomplish all of the tasks people can includingâ€œroom clearing, sentry control, [and] combat casualty recovery.â€
The agency did not go into specifics, but did note that Project Avatar is based on â€œkey 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. …
via Project Avatar: Pentagon Building Remote Mind-Controlled Battle Robots.