With advances in sensors and control systems, humanoid robots, like DARPA's Atlas, are soon to be working side by side with us in everything from industry to entertainment.
What's next? Why, brains, of course -- and DARPA is working on that, too.
Earlier this year in National Defense Magazine, James K. Gimzewski, professor of chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, said that by mimicking self-organizing traits of the brain, we may soon be looking at a revolutionary breakthrough in robotic systems.
Gimsewski has been working with DARPA on a program called Physical Intelligence.
“Rather than move information from memory to processor, like conventional computers, this device processes information in a totally new way," he said.