US Military scientists getting close to autonomous soft robotics

Under The Skinwritten by Michael Faber

U.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous soft robotics, dual sensors and actuators for soft exoskeletons, or artificial skins.

The research lays the foundations for futuristic soft active matter with highly distributed and tightly integrated sensing, actuation, computation and control, said Dr. Samuel Stanton…

Our Fake President will love this. No doubt he’ll ask for his own test fleet of autonomous – but obedient – hooker-bots.