Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pentagon's Project 'Avatar': Same as the Movie, but With Robots Instead of Aliens

Source: Danger Room | Wired.com

DARPA unveiled on Monday that they’ve allotted $7 million for a project titled “Avatar.” The project’s ultimate goal, not surprisingly, sounds a lot like the plot of the same-named (but much more expensive) flick. According 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.”

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