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Pentagon Developing Shape-Shifting 'Transformers' for Battlefield

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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Real-life "Transformers" could soon be used by American soldiers on the battlefield.

The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is well into the second phase of a project to develop "programmable matter" that could reshape itself to fit any situation, reports SIGNAL magazine.


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I would hate to be on the battlefield when the US does deploy machines like them.

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:38 PM
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Finally my own life size transformer. How much are they?



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by Mister E.
Finally my own life size transformer. How much are they?


oh only about a few billion dollars

my opinion : this technology is dangerous as in the movies Terminator




posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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Well if we don't make it someone else will.

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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash



my opinion : this technology is dangerous as in the movies Terminator



Yeah, especially in the hands of the U.S.



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posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 09:34 PM
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I say screw Transformers, we need Gundams, that way they wont run amok learning and trying to self preserve themselves, if we make Gundams then we have full control over them. If they do follow through with this, I'm pretty sure they will have some sort of fail safe or somthing. Its a cool idea, but they have to be really careful how they go about it..



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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We may not really be too far away either, the topic of "exoskeletons" seems to have been hot for a while now. Not quite gundams, but still it wouldn't surprise me to see soldiers looking like this within just a few years:


(Army mock up)

The article on wikipedia about powered exoskeletons has a lot of information.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 10 2009 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by muzzleflash

my opinion : this technology is dangerous as in the movies Terminator




Behold, the T-1000

en.wikipedia.org...

So we won't be seeing Arnold robotic clones anymore, pity!

I have a question though so this 'programmable matter' can shapeshift into hammer, can you actually pound something with it?? Or say a knife, can you cut something with it?

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