The fight for world domination never lets up but humans aren t alone in their never-ending war. DARPA, the same folks who brought us, more or less, the Internet, recently developed a robotic lobster designed to swoop over seabeds, looking for mines and other offensive devices. Dubbed the Robolobster (for robotic lobster ) by DARPA s imaginers, these deep-sea biometric critters actually use electronic nervous systems to sense their surroundings. You ve really go to hand it to outfits like DARPA and the Office of Naval Research because of their ability to soundly use as much of the Department of Defense s vast budget for such important projects.
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