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Macgyver robot programmed to use whatever it has on hand to get the job done

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The Macgyver bot is designed to go into a disaster are and use whatever is lying around as tools to get the job done. Developed by researchers at Georgia Tech, the Macgyver bot will be preprogrammed with algorithms and logic sequences which will allow it to assess a situation, and the environment it occurs in, and use its engineering prowess to turn objects into tools.

“Our goal is to develop a robot that behaves like MacGyver, the television character from the 1980s who solved complex problems and escaped dangerous situations by using everyday objects and materials he found at hand.”

The U.S. Navy is funding the project and hopes to use it in the field as a tool to assist soldiers in critical situations.