DARPA Develops Project Avatar to Aid Soldiers
A team of researchers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently developed a new project namely ‘Project Avatar’. It has been told by the team that the project would be working just like characters in James Cameron’s movie ‘Avatar’ but, with the help of bi-pedal robots.
It has been revealed by the U. S. government’s scientific developmental wing that the robots would be performing the tasks that are tough for the infantry soldiers to perform. A little difference in the film and the project is that it would use robots in place of aliens that would act as surrogates.
The team has told the reporters that the robots could be controlled by real-life soldiers from miles away, helping them in chores such as combat casualty recovery, sentry control and room clearing. The report has also revealed that DARPA has been setting aside millions of dollars so as to carry out the project.
Along with the project, it has also been found that DARPA is involved in varied of projects that are also related to robots. The aim of each and every project is to help soldiers on the battlefield in fights. Some instances have been unfolded by the team of DARPA researchers, including a sci-fi-heavy project, which has been named as Counter Laser Technologies project.
It is being said that the project is being developed with an aim to save the weapons of military from high-energy lasers. Yet another project is AlphaDog, which is a four-legged machine and is being created so as to carry heavy loads such as any equipment to ease soldiers’ work.
"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", stated a spokesperson for DARPA.
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