U.S. Military Robots Of The Future: Visual Tour
April 25, 2012 09:10 AM Meet robots that fight fires, climb ladders, search for bombs, and race across the battlefield. The technological singularity is near, say military strategists.
Greg Trafton, a roboticist with the Navy Center for Allied Research in Artificial Intelligence, demonstrates Lucas, a humanoid robot, at the Navy's Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research. According to LASR, Lucas is a "computerized cognitive" robot, which means he's designed to act and react the way a person might. Lucas has a female counterpart, Octavia.
Image credit: LASR