The United States Army is constantly look for ways to give fighters an edge on the battlefield. It is now getting serious about biohybrid robotics. Army researchers are planning to add muscle tissue in future robots to improve their agility and versatility. They will be able to reach areas risky to human fighters.
The team includes faculty collaborators from Duke University, who will direct computational research, and the University of North Carolina, who will manage experiments validating the predictions from the computational efforts. Army researchers will work on the theoretical mesomechanics that can be tested with the data collected from both the computational and experimental efforts.