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U.S. Military Robots Of The Future: Visual Tour

Meet robots that fight fires, climb ladders, search for bombs, and race across the battlefield. The technological singularity is near, say military strategists.
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Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have built a jellyfish-inspired robot that can refuel itself. Robojelly, developed with funding by the Office of Naval Research, has two hemispherical canopies, which are made of silicone and are connected to artificial muscles that contract when heated.

Image credit: Virginia Tech

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