All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘DARPA’

8 Terrifying Robot Videos From DARPA

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 anyone who has ever imagined a robot uprising. The sound in this one really doesn’t make it any less scary: …

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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 the obstacles, the robot exercises capabilities including autonomous decision-making, dismounted mobility and dexterity,” DARPA says in the YouTube description for …

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DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule

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 can reach land speeds of 28.3 mph. Now they have a new and improved version of a robot that will …

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DARPA Wants To Predict Terrorism, Crime By Analyzing Social Media

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 of us who frequent social media. In a call for contractors, DARPA lists their newest project as “Forecasting Dynamic Group …

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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 threat becoming more prevalent every day, the need for a sandbox style operating system for the soldiers in the field …

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Stanford Scientist 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 their electrical impulses and it has had varying degrees of success. Last month the announcement of a new arm that …

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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 human like robots to complete challenges. Now the smarty pants’ over at DARPA have come up with something truly amazing. …

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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 capabilities. DARPA said that their goal was to be able to “reach anywhere in the world in less than an …

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New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” 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 robot has to do repairs, drive a cart, and traverse tough terrain. The eventual goal is to be able to …

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Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment

Our soldiers could soon get a helping hand in carrying gear thanks to a robotic mule. DARPA is testing a robotic mule that that will be able to carry 400 pounds of gear on a rough 20 mile trip without being refueled. The robot is called “LS3” and is a four-legged, headless beast of a robot. DARPA is hoping that …

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DARPA Developing Virtual Reality Contact Lenses

The DOD is working on some cool new technology to help with soldiers performing ISR or Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. These activities require special equipment that can come as a bit of a hassle at times. DARPA or the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on technology that can be applied to wearable lenses to fit in the eye …

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