Straight from the “Ideas Stolen from Sci-Fi Movies” wing of the American military comes news that a robot army of spiders, flies, snakes and other insects is in development and should be ready for the battlefield later this year. The collaborative project between defense contractor BAE Systems and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) will build an army of miniature robot insects which will be able to scout out enemy territory and spy on suspects without endangering human soldiers. The project also includes the development of a surveillance robot which looks exactly like a common housefly but will be able to send audio and visual information back to the army’s command center. (Daily Galaxy)

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