Quantcast
 
NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could

NASA Made A Robot Monkey Because It Could

By Zach Walton January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

NASA has one of the most advanced robotics labs on the planet where the agency builds the next-generation of space faring robots. It’s latest – RoboSimian – is a robot monkey that can get around like the animal it’s based …

ATLAS Robot Looks Awfully Formidable ATLAS Robot Looks Awfully Formidable
· 1 Comment

Whenever there is news about strides in artificial intelligence, or a futuristic robot capable of performing various feats in the cycle, inevitable jokes about Terminator, Cyberdyne Systems, and the Matrix’s robot revolution are soon to follow. However, after watching ATLAS, …

Here's Another Look At DARPA's ATLAS Robot Here's Another Look At DARPA's ATLAS Robot

Last week, DARPA introduced the world to ATLAS – a robot that walks like a man, and can regain its balance after being hit by a 20 lb. wrecking ball. The original video may not have instilled enough terror into …

This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball This Robot Can Survive Being Hit By A Wrecking Ball
· 1 Comment

I thought that maybe DARPA would hold off on making killer robots for a while, but the defense contractor is back at it again what it calls “one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built.” The humanoid robot in …

Check Out These New Prosthetic Arms Check Out These New Prosthetic Arms

DARPA is scary. The military research agency has created a number of robots that will ensure our destruction, but at least it’s now making advanced prosthetics for when the robots chop off our arms with chainsaws. DARPA updated the world …

DARPA Trains BigDog To Throw Cinder Blocks DARPA Trains BigDog To Throw Cinder Blocks

I think we’ve been too hard on DARPA. They’re not trying to incite the robot apocalypse. They’re just trying to create machines that can walk over rough terrain while helping soldiers carry heavy gear. They wouldn’t make a robot that …

Underwater Drones Being Developed U.S. Military Underwater Drones Being Developed U.S. Military
· 2 Comments

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the wing of the U.S. Department of Defense that develops future military technology, has announced plans to place unmanned military pods at the bottom of the ocean. The idea is to use hide …

DARPA's Robot Mule Is Even Scarier Than Before DARPA's Robot Mule Is Even Scarier Than Before
· 1 Comment

Remember DARPA’s LS3 robotic mule from a few moths back. At that point, the robot was just beginning to learn how to walk on rugged terrain and make horrifying noises. Now it’s back and better than ever which means it’s …

8 Terrifying Robot Videos From DARPA 8 Terrifying Robot Videos From DARPA
· 3 Comments

Have you ever just stopped and taken a few minutes to peruse DARPA’s YouTube channel? There’s a good chance you’ve seen some of these before (maybe all of them), but some of this stuff is just downright spine tingling for …

This Robot Is Really Good At Navigating Obstacles This Robot Is Really Good At Navigating Obstacles

DARPA has uploaded a new video of its Pet-Proto (a predecessor to its Atlas robot) confronting obstacles, which it says are “similar to those robots might face in the DARPA Robotics Challenge. Take a look: “To maneuver over and around …

DARPA's Robotic Mule Is Back And Better Than Ever DARPA's Robotic Mule Is Back And Better Than Ever
· 2

DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that …

DARPA Wants To Spy On You Via Facebook DARPA Wants To Spy On You Via Facebook
· 4

DARPA, the branch of the military that researches new tools of defense, is looking for a contractor to build them a new tool in the fight against terrorism. It isn’t a new super weapon, but rather something that concerns those …

DARPA To Fortify Military's Phones And Tablets DARPA To Fortify Military's Phones And Tablets

Security in the military is getting harder and harder to maintain in this day and age with the advent of smart phones and tablets that can go just about anywhere and do just about anything. With the Chinese cyber security …

Scientists Trying To Hack Into Hawking's Brain Scientists Trying To Hack Into Hawking's Brain

The desire to use robotics to help people regain mobility has been around for a few years now. Until recently the research has been moving along to help people regain mobility by implanting devices into people’s brains to pick up …

DARPA Develops Robotic Arm Controlled By Thoughts DARPA Develops Robotic Arm Controlled By Thoughts

The things that man can continually do these days never ceases to amaze me. A lot of the stuff lately seems to come from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). They recently started a competition to have companies make more …

DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart

Back in August, the U.S. Military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, conducted the second test flight of their experimental hypersonic vehicle, the HTV-2. The project was part of a data collecting mission, a way to test global strike …

New DARPA Grand Challange For Robots New DARPA Grand Challange For Robots

It looks like the United States government is getting back into the human robotics game big time. This time we have DARPA coming out with a new Grand Challenge for robots. The challenge consists of several parts and the winning …