Murder Robot Update: The Army Wants to Give Its Robots Living Muscle Tissue

Because of course they do. Dr. Dean Culver, a research scientist at the Army Research Lab, explains it like this, via NextGov:

“If you run through a field, and your foot steps into a rabbit hole, even before the signal from your foot has reached your brain to say, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m in a rabbit hole,’ your body is already moving to accommodate that sudden change. Part of that is the way that control systems are designed in organisms—that’s obviously really amazing—but another part of that is the ability of muscles and tendons to bend and flex a little bit, and offer those control systems an opportunity to adapt. So that is a huge capability that we could offer.”

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