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March 4, 2011 / Martijn

The Navy Wants a Swarm of Semi-Autonomous Breeding Robots

It’s one thing for humans to make robots, but the idea of robots making robots tends to conjure all those sci-fi scenarios wherein Arnold Schwarzenegger or Keanu Reeves have to save what’s left of humanity. Nonetheless, the U.S. military presses on. According to this proposal, as Danger Room points out, the Navy is pursuing technologies that would allow swarms of semi-autonomous ‘bots to interact, team up, and manufacture things via 3-D printing tech.

via The Navy Wants a Swarm of Semi-Autonomous Breeding Robots With Built-In 3-D Printers | Popular Science.

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