The United States military is developing a robot with a teddy bear-style head to help remove injured soldiers from the battlefield aka the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot. Will someone pinch me please, a teddy bear style head! Whats the reasoning beside such a ridiculous head you ask? The image of a bear is to suppose to “put the wounded at ease.” To tell you the truth, if this was coming from Japan, well known as the land of cuteness I wouldn’t be this surprised. What if I am a soldier on a future battle field and I get injured, especially at night, if the light so much as reflects funny off one of those hollow eyed contraptions I’m feeding it a grenade.
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