Anorak | US military scans dogs’ brains to find best combat soldiers

US military scans dogs’ brains to find best combat soldiers

by | 27th, January 2013

> ONE day they’ll be doing this to people:

DARPA’s mission is to prevent technological surprise for the United States and to create technological surprise for its adversaries.  The DARPA SBIR and STTR Programs are designed to provide small, high-tech businesses and academic institutions the opportunity to propose radical, innovative, high-risk approaches to address existing and emerging national security threats; thereby supporting DARPA’s overall strategy to bridge the gap between fundamental discoveries and the provision of new military capabilities.

What you guys need is an acronym. A good acronym will strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. American needs:

Functional Imaging to Develop Outstanding Service-Dogs (FIDOS)

FIDOS will pick out the very best dogs:

OBJECTIVE: This effort will capitalize on first-of-its-kind neural imaging feasibility work; demonstrating functional brain activation in unrestrained dogs in response to handler cues. The objective of this effort is two-fold; first, to optimize the selection of ideal service dogs, both in operational military and therapy environments , and second, to use real-time neural feedback to optimize canine training, shortening training

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