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DARPA Is Developing ‘Transformers’-Style Flying Drones

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s official: The U.S. military is getting into the business of building Transformer -style robots. Of course, they won’t exactly be like the ones you’ve seen in Michael Bay ‘s films, but in terms of purpose and functionality, the early versions won’t be far off DARPA , or the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, revealed on Tuesday concept images of its plan to outfit the U.S. military with modular flying drones , which can “transform” to meet various mission needs See also: Apple’s Jony Ive Designs Special Edition Red Mac Pro Called ARES (Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System), the drone will serve as an unmanned flying vehicle capable of setting troops down in hazardous environments, and as a resupply vehicle for military deployments. ARES will also be able to facilitate the evacuation of injured soldiers, a key feature for missions unassisted by combat-ready helicopters Read more… More about Military , Robots , Robotics , Darpa , and Tech

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